Who Is Flash?
The Flash character was developed by the artist Harry Lampert and the writer Gardner Fox. The hero first came up in the first issue of Flash Comics, which came out in January 1940. The main feature of the Flash is the ability to accelerate to a speed that is higher than the speed of the light.
In the 1940s, the superfast character who was hiding under the pseudonym Flash was Jay Garrick, a scientist who gained superpowers by accidentally breathing heavy water vapor in a laboratory. The hero fought crime and founded the Justice Society of America.
The second Flash was Barry Allen, who first appeared on the pages of comics in 1956, disappeared in 1985, sacrificing his life for humanity in the story, and in 2008 he was reborn and became the main Flash in the comic series The Flash: Rebirth. Until the present day, Barry Allen remains the main character of The Flash comics.
What Is the Plot of the Upcoming Film?
The plot is supposed to be an adaptation of the famous comic book crossover, which began with Barry Allen’s travel to the past. As a result of the butterfly effect, Bruce Wayne died as a child in an alley robbery instead of his parents. So, Thomas Wayne, his father, became Batman, and Bruce's distraught mother, Martha, became the Joker.
The Justice League does not exist in this version of the DC Universe, since Superman is in government custody, and the Atlanteans, led by Aquaman and the Amazons with Wonder Woman, are trying to conquer the whole world while fighting each other in parallel. Cyborg is left as the best hope of America to unite the remaining superheroes, and he decides to assemble a new team.
Who Is Working on The Flash?
The upcoming movie promises to be another masterpiece by producers DC Films, The Disco Factory, Double Team, and distributor Warner Bros. Pictures. Not only this team makes the movie up-and-coming but also the director who will work on it, Andy Muschietti. The director formed the production company Double Team together with his sister Barbara Muschietti.
The talented Argentine filmmaker gained worldwide recognition thanks to his debut movie Mama (2013). He proved his art and expertise with other horror movies It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019). Muschietti was recognized for his work as the best director in 2013 and 2020.
What We Know About the Cast
For most superhero movies, the cast is often the factor that decides the quality and success of the piece. Let us present some of the actors who are working on The Flash this year.
- Ezra Miller will perform the title character again. He proved his talent in a range of superhero movies such as Suicide Squad (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), and Arrow (2020). Besides these, he also participated in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and the upcoming sequel of the film series. You have probably seen Miller also in the psychological thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) together with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, and the coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) together with Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. DC fans are happy to know that Miller’s lovely smile will please them as Barry Allen in the new The Flash movie.
- Ben Affleck who received a great number of awards and honors will play Bruce Wayne (Batman). Among works (besides the superhero series) that brought Affleck glory are Good Will Hunting (1997), Pearl Harbor (2001), Gone Girl (2014), etc.
- Michael Keaton will perform as the legendary Bruce Wayne (Batman) from the alternative universe. This role brought him worldwide fame in the movies Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), and other superhero thrillers. In The Flash, he will play his role for the first time after 30 years.
- Other actors in the cast are Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdu, Ron Livingston, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, and Rudy Mancuso.
The Flash will be a chance for worldwide renowned stars to make their fans happy with new roles and stories. But it is also time for young and yet unknown actors to make their first step in the world of great cinematography.
Waiting for a Hit
All the news about the upcoming film makes the hearts of millions of DC fans tremble in waiting for The Flash. In November 2022, we will already see whether the movie will meet our expectations. As for now, we have little doubt about the grandiosity of the new DC film. The talent of filmmakers and casting actors will surely turn this movie into a classic of DC cinematography.