First Reactions to ‘The Flash’: Ezra Miller DCU Movie at CinemaCon

In the film, Ezra Miller, along with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, plays the Batmans of the two universes in the DCU part, which cuts the seams of the multiverse.

The first reactions to “The Flash” have arrived. It’s being hailed as one of the greatest superhero movies ever made — by new DC heads David Zaslav and even Tom Cruise — and now it’s one of the first public audiences to anoint it. that you watched it at CinemaCon.

The CinemaCon audience that saw “The Flash” at Caesar’s Palace Colosseum on Tuesday night literally screamed with excitement, and sections of the press seemed to lose their minds over some of the film’s late showings. The movie is a crowd-pleaser from start to finish, a multiverse and time-traveling movie like Spider-Man: No Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and even classics like Back to the Future. ” Whether or not this is the greatest superhero movie ever made will be debated when critics get to see it again, but for now let’s just say it played really, really well.

DC via Warner Bros. presentation on Tuesday released the latest trailer for The Flash which hints at how prominent Michael Keaton’s return as Batman will be in the film, as will Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. And all those callbacks to iconic lines from the original “Batman” movies played just as well in the room as they did in the trailers.

“I loved it,” one executive told us as he exited the film. “Everything you could hope for and more.” And many other things where this came from. Below are some reactions to the film from the CinemaCon press.

Ezra Miller reprises his role as the titular superhero in Warner Bros. Discovery’s DCU installment. The film’s CinemaCon screening drew early reactions on social media, with critics weighing in on the long-delayed theatrical release, now controversial for its star.

The first footage of “The Flash” debuted in October 2021 as part of the DC FanDome event. Since then, Miller, the protagonist, has been at the center of several controversies, including allegations of crimes and accusations of grooming minors. The actor, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, released a statement pledging his commitment to mental health treatment.

“The Flash” has been touted as a key element of the expanding and changing DCU under new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.

“It’s a very emotional film. You’re going to experience every emotion,” Zaslav said at the Warner Bros. Discovery 2023 CinemaCon presentation. “For me, this is the best superhero movie I’ve ever seen.”

The film, directed by Andy Muschietti (“It”) from a screenplay by Christina Hodson (“Birds of Prey”), follows Miller’s Barry Allen as he travels back in time to stop his mother’s murder, with unintended consequences. “The Flash” was originally slated for release in November 2022, but was pushed back to June 16, 2023.

Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton reprise their roles as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in alternate universes. Sasha Calle plays Kryptonian Supergirl, and Kiersey Clemons plays journalist Iris West, Barry’s love interest.

Check out the first reactions to “The Flash” below.

Additional reporting by Tony Maglio.

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