DC’s ‘The Flash’ Movie: Release Date and Cast Announced

Movie fans have been waiting patiently for a solo movie featuring The Flash since 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Thankfully, plans for the film have finally been solidified and pre-production is underway. Here is the scoop on the release date and cast for DC’s The Flash movie.

Ezra Miller as The Flash in Justice League
Ezra Miller as The Flash | Warner Bros.

Who will star in ‘The Flash’ Movie?

Ezra Miller will reprise his role as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in the film. Miller previously starred as the Scarlett Speedster in 2017’s Justice League alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Godot, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher. He also appeared briefly as The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.

Most recently, as a wink to DC fans, the actor popped up on The CW’s Arrowverse crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, as a Barry Allen from an alternate universe. Fans were giddy to see both Miller and The Flash television series star, Grant Gustin, suited up and sharing screen time as two versions of the Fastest Man Alive.

Viewers may also recognize Miller from his stints on other shows, including Californication and Royal Pains. He has also found success on the big screen in films ranging from drama, to comedy, to fantasy. The actor landed roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Trainwreck, as well as the Fantastic Beasts series, among other blockbusters. Miller is known for his quirky performances and commitment to each character he portrays.

Who else could appear in the film?

The rest of the cast has not yet been confirmed, but some actors are on the radar for possible co-starring roles.

Kiersey Clemons told W Magazine that she was cast as Iris West in Justice League, but her scenes were deleted. It is a safe bet that the actress could be a candidate to play The Flash’s love interest in the solo movie. Likewise, since Billy Crudup played Barry’s father, Henry, in Justice League, he could potentially reprise the role in The Flash movie. Regarding the part of the villain, Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, James McAvoy of X-Men fame is in the running to play the character, according to wegotthiscovered.com.

When is ‘The Flash’ Movie scheduled to premiere in theaters?

The Flash filming was scheduled to begin in late April or early May of 2020. However, as reported by Inverse, shooting was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which derailed many Hollywood projects. Despite the suspension of production, the studio has not moved the release date, and Radio Times reports that The Flash is still scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2022.

How does ‘The Flash’ fit into the DC Extended Universe?

There have been eight films released as a part of the DC Extended Universe. Man of Steel, which Newsweek ranks as the best of the bunch, kicked off the film series in 2013. It was followed up in cinemas by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020). Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for a Summer 2020 release.

Looking ahead at the launch calendar, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and Black Adam are expected in 2021, with Shazam! 2, The Flash, and Aquaman 2 planned for 2022 release dates.

Until The Flash movie premieres in the not-so-distant future, fans can catch up on the DC Extended Universe films released prior to 2020 on Amazon Prime Video, where they are available to rent or own.

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