How's this for irony? The Flash movie has certainly been slow to be released. First there were changes in directors, a reported shift in story focus and then the pandemic hit. Instead of traveling via the Speed Force, I'll just tell you that one big moment has finally arrived.
Director Andy Muschietti took to social media over the weekend to announce that the movie had indeed wrapped filming. Here's the post:
The news comes one day after a first look at The Flash movie was released during the DC FanDome digital event. In case you missed that, here it is, courtesy of IGN:
Of course, the footage doesn't reveal much, but that doesn't come without hype. We do get to see a very dusty Wayne Manor, and the voice of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne. We even get a shot of the back of the cowl, but no full suit reveal. We also get a great Batmobile tease, but that will clearly have to wait. I certainly didn't want to see a ton from this first teaser, but it certainly sets the stage for the Flashpoint storyline, and sets the vibe of the film. We have plenty of time for more first looks, and even an official trailer at some point.
We have still yet to see official looks at Ben Affleck's return as Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl and several other characters reported to be appearing. Yes, I'm still holding out hope for a possible Grant Gustin cameo at some point to return the Crisis On Infinite Earths favor.
The Flash is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2022. It's going to be a very busy 2022 for DC, both on the big and small screen. I'll have all of the important updates for you as they come in.
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