The Flash Trailer Opens Up the Multiverse and Shows Off Michael Keaton’s Batman
The first trailer for The Flash sped its way to fans during the big game this weekend. The trailer showed the journey Barry will be taking through DCU’s Multiverse and will also serve as a reboot of the DCU as previously mentioned during new DC Studios CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran‘s multi-year plans. The film stars Ezra Miller who reprises his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in what is one of the few remaining projects left to release from the previous slate of DC projects before Gunn and Safran took the reigns.
One big question is what is the fate of The Flash and Miller? Given his extensive legal troubles and questionable acts, the fans seem divided by his continued portrayal and involvement in the DCU.
Understandably so, the film was all but finished and this could very well be the last we see of this version of Barry Allen and the trailer shows us a plot that is based on Flashpoint as Barry travels back in time to save his mother which as we have seen time and time again, causes more problems than anything within the timeline and opens Pandora’s box of dimensions that we will see The Flash in with many characters and former actors within the DC universe reprise their role.
Check out the official synopsis below:
“Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.
That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?”
Much as the comics’ Flashpoint event restructured the comics universe, we will see the film restructure the DCU. We already knew he was going to be making an appearance in the film but the trailer gives us our best look at Michael Keaton‘s Batman which sent fans into an uproar of excitement. Donning a classic look to his uniform, we also got to see another Caped Crusader return as Ben Affleck reprises his role of Batman and he showed off a blue and grey look to his Batsuit that was equally impressive and exciting to see.
The film also features Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen who takes over the role from Billy Crudup who played Henry Allen in the Justice League film. Lastly, the film’s cast includes Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso in undisclosed roles. The film was directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Christina Hodson.
The Flash will speed into theaters on June 16, 2023.
Check out the new trailer below: