Production for The Flash has officially wrapped after 7 years of development for Barry Allen’s first solo adventure in the DCEU.
The director of the film, Andy Muschietti, recently took to Instagram that the long-awaited movie featuring the Scarlet Speedster has officially wrapped production after five months of filming in the UK.
The Flash was initially announced all the way back in October of 2014 when DC announced their slate of films for the DC Extended Universe (most of which have either been scrapped or reworked). The film is one of the very few that are actually going to make it onto the big big screen.
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Among the canceled films were Justice League: Part Two, Cyborg, Green Lantern, as well as The Batman starring, directed, written, and produced by Ben Affleck. The Batman was later reworked into a new film of the same name directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson.
The original version of the Flash movie would have almost certainly tied into Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part Two. However, now that it seems that DC is moving away from Zack Snyder’s original vision it’s likely that this film will be mostly separate from the Justice League films and will serve as a soft-reboot to the DC Extended Universe.
What Should We Expect From The Flash?
As stated previously, the film is expected to serve as a soft reboot for the DCEU as DC attempts to revise the franchise after multiple failed attempts from the studio. The DCEU was supposed to be DC’s answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the franchise has seen only lukewarm success with only one film, Aquaman, making over a billion dollars at the box office.
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The Flash is expected to explore the multiverse after Barry Allen decides to go back in time to prevent his mother from being murdered. This causes a ripple effect that brings Barry together with Michael Keaton as Batman from the 1989 series of films as well as a newcomer, Sasha Calle as Supergirl.
Ben Affleck is also expected to reprise his role as the DCEU’s version of Bruce Wayne / Batman we have seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad (2016), and Justice League (2017).
Rumors for the film suggest that Michael Keaton could take over as the main Batman for the DCEU after the events of this film. This would theoretically retcon Batman (1989) and Batman Returns into the DCEU and remove reference to Ben Affleck’s version of the character.
This won’t be the first time Ezra Miller’s Flash ventures into the multiverse as he was previously seen meeting Grant Gustin’s version of the Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the episode, Gustin’s Flash actually is the one who gives Miller’s Flash the idea for the name ‘Flash’.
It seems like The Flash will permanently and drastically change the course of the DC Extended Universe as we know it. Only time will tell if this move will finally pay off for DC and Warner Bros.
The Flash is set to premiere on November 4, 2022, and stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, with Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso being cast in undisclosed roles.
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Source: Andy Muschietti