The Flash, an upcoming Warner Bros. film starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, is reportedly performing well with viewers at test screenings. Miller has previously appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Peacemaker as ‘The Flash’, but The Flash will be their first solo adventure.
The Flash, however, was mired in development limbo for years, with a number of directors and writers joining and leaving the project. Many controversies surrounding the movie and its lead actor surfaced throughout its development.
One of these recently occurred when an unnamed audience member was discovered secretly filming the movie. The Flash, a film produced by Warner Bros. and DC Studios, was recently screened, and according to recent reports, a viewer was reportedly detained during the event. Why?
During a May 22 screening of The Flash in Miami, Florida, a mysterious man allegedly assaulted security personnel at the theater. The unnamed man allegedly started throwing soda at other spectators, and the outburst happened after he was discovered to be recording the movie.
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Mystery Man Reportedly Arrested For Filming The Flash During Test Screening
The Flash doesn’t actually make its theatrical debut until June 16. Still, the movie seems to be highly anticipated by the audience, though. And their enthusiasm has grown to such an extreme level that some of them are now using every other means possible to watch the movie.
A mysterious man, who is currently in custody, was reportedly filming the movie during its test screening. A man allegedly assaulted security personnel at the theater during a May 22 showing of The Flash in Miami, Florida, according to a Twitter user.
Furthermore, as per his additional tweets, the unidentified man started throwing soda at other spectators after realizing he had been caught filming the event. As of the time of writing, no additional details about the incident have been made public.
User @AjepArts tweeted, “The guy who got arrested got caught recording, punched security, and got kicked out.”
The guy who got arrested got caught recording, punched security and got kicked out 😭😭😭😭
— AJ | 🏳️🌈 (@AjepArts) May 23, 2023
Check out what other fans think of this:
Makes sense for a movie staring Ezra Miller
— jasper matthews (@jasper_matthews) May 23, 2023
Was it Ezra
— Sparkalicous (@MystikSpark) May 23, 2023
Ezra Miller was in the audience?!
— Alberto Oliva (@CrispeyNuggets) May 23, 2023
Ezra miller effect
— kadmon_ad (@XeNoNBS) May 23, 2023
Ezra Miller live in person cameo?! 🤯
— 🧊 Isaac | 215 days until #RebelMoon (@IsaacPRaccount) May 23, 2023
Warner Bros. Discovery reportedly thinks that The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, is one of their best DC films despite all the controversy surrounding the project. Nearly ten years have passed since the WB first revealed plans for a standalone film starring Miller as Barry Allen.
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The Flash is Praised By Critics And Viewers
As The Flash approaches its theatrical debut, early reviews of the movie are starting to surface, with many fans and critics praising it as “one of the best superhero films of all time”.
Additionally, the movie reportedly performed well with test audiences, outperforming all previous DC Extended Universe movies and matching the test screening ratings for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy.
Director Andrés Muschietti explained that The Flash would serve as the model for subsequent films based on DC Properties in his 2020 interview.
At the time, Muschietti said:
“This movie is a bit of a hinge in that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”
After years of development, rewrites, and ongoing controversies involving its lead actor, The Flash finished filming in October 2021. Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, Miller has played Barry Allen/The Flash in the DC Extended Universe.
The Flash is set to hit theaters on June 16.
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