‘The Flash’ Super Bowl Trailer: Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton Return

The controversial DC movie hits theaters on Friday, June 16.

The DC Universe is in for some big changes, thanks to James Gunn and Peter Safran becoming co-CEOs of DC Studios, Warner Bros’ new superhero-focused division. The first ten projects attempt to build a cinematic universe that tells an overarching story through movies, television shows, and video games.

But before the world gets a look at their revamped DC Universe — which begins with a Gunn-penned Superman movie — there are still a few films from the old guard to show off. “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will hit theaters this spring, followed by one of DC’s most controversial films, “The Flash.”

“The Flash,” in which Ezra Miller reprises his “Justice League” role in a standalone film about the world’s fastest superhero, has been the subject of endless speculation due to Miller’s well-documented history of erratic public behavior. But early test screenings of the film have reportedly been overwhelmingly positive, prompting Warner Bros. to push the film’s theatrical release — and even consider working with Miller in the future.

“Ezra is fully committed to their recovery and we fully support the journey they are currently on,” Safran said at a recent news conference. “When the time comes, when they feel they’re ready to talk, we’ll all figure out what the best path is. Right now, they are completely focused on their recovery.”

A new trailer for the film, which debuted during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, gives a glimpse into why DC executives think the film is so special. Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton will reprise their roles as Batman, creating an impact that is said to be similar to Marvel’s runaway hit Spider-Man: No Way Home.

“The Flash” was directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Joby Harold and Christina Hodson. Starring Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston and Sasha Calle.

“The Flash” opens in theaters on Friday, June 16. Watch the new trailer below.


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