James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy and Co-CEO of DC Universe, took to Twitter to raise anticipation for the superhero movie in honor of Stephen King’s endorsement of DC’s The Flash.
The problems surrounding the actor have made the production of the upcoming Ezra Miller starred movie less than ideal and have caused multiple delays. But with the movie soon to be released, early feedback from a number of powerful figures in the industry seems to suggest that it might be worthwhile to wait.
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James Gunn’s Say On The Flash
Despite his past claims that he isn’t a fan of superhero movies, the well-known author Stephen King went to the advanced showing of DC’s The Flash. Because fans were understandably a little skeptical, the author gave the movie positive ratings and Gunn confirmed his attendance.
On Twitter, Stephen King shared his honest review of The Flash after having watched an advance screening of the movie “As a rule I don’t care a lot for superhero movies, but this one is special,” he added.
I got an advance screening of THE FLASH today. As a rule I don't care a lot for superhero movies, but this one is special. It's heartfelt, funny, and eye-popping. I loved it.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 17, 2023
When asked if the above statement from King is true, James Gunn stated, “Hell yes it is.”, which was obvious, as he previously claimed that The Flash is one of the best Comic book movies ever.
Hell yes it is.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 17, 2023
Tom Cruise also had the privilege of attending an early screening of The Flash, making Stephen King not the only famous person to do so.
The Flash made its world premiere at CinemaCon 2023 when a nearly finished edit of the movie was shown. Despite its flaws, viewers applauded Ezra Miller‘s performance and declared that this was the best superhero movie they had ever seen.
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What Do We Know About The Flash?
DC’s faith in The Flash was made clear after the company screened the entire film at this year’s CinemaCon in April, around two months before the scheduled release. The audience at the screening hailed the movie unanimously. Audiences claimed that The Flash is one of the best superhero films ever, while some applauded its astounding VFX and others discussed how the film lived up to its hype.
The Flash, which is based on the same-named DC Comics universe, is motivated by the Flashpoint plotline and will include several DC Comics characters, including Batman, The Flash, and Supergirl (Sasha Calle). In order to prevent his mother from being killed, Barry travels back in time in the movie. This alters the course of events so that General Zod (Michael Shannon) triumphs in the conflict from Man of Steel (2013) and Ben Affleck takes over as Batman. Barry needs to put his love for his mother aside and join forces with the other superheroes to make things right. Ron Livingston, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue are also featured in the Andy Muschietti-directed movie, which is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco.
In the movie adaptation, it appears that Barry will bring in Michael Keaton’s Batman from the early Tim Burton movies by changing time and space in some way. There is also a new Supergirl and at least one other Barry in this altered reality. In the movie, Flash will also get a new outfit in place of the one he wore in Justice League.
The Flash is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2023.
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