Fan conflict with Ezra Miller breaking the DC Universe in ‘The Flash’ trailer

It looks like Barry Allen is zooming into a lot of… trouble. The first trailer for Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero feature The Flash — with Ezra Miller as DC Comics resident Scarlet Speedster – dropped during Super Bowl LVII. And while the film is named The Flashthe breakout star of the first two and a half minute spot is The Bat: Batman specifically with Michael Keaton, returning to the big screen for the first time since 1992’s. Batman is back. (Watch the trailer above.)

Greatly inspired by the famous Flash comics storyline “Flashpoint,” the plot of the movie finds Barry still mourning the death of his mother, who was killed years ago. After discovering how to access the Speed ​​Force and literally race into the time stream, he is also able to change the past. But as another Batman – Ben Affleck, or Batfleck, making one of his final appearances in the DC Extended Universe – warns him, that might not be the best idea. “You have no idea what the consequences could be,” says Affleck’s Bruce Wayne. “You could ruin everything.”

Sure enough, Barry’s scheme breaks up the DCEU as we know it since 2013 A man made of steel. While there is no sign of Henry Cavill’s Superman – who filmed a cameo that may or may not be used in the film – we get another appearance by Michael Shannon’s General Zod, who now becomes his quest to rule the world without metahumans.

Michael Keaton dons the Batsuit again in the first trailer for The Flash.  (Photo: Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/YouTube)

Michael Keaton dons the Batsuit again in the first trailer for The Flash. (Photo: Warner Bros./DC Entertainment/YouTube)

But luckily Batman is still there, and he’s ready to suit up to bring Barry back to his proper timeline. Additional super help is provided by the second Barry as well as Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl (Sasha Calle), Superman’s cousin who also survived the destruction of Krypton. While they’ll likely succeed in their mission — this is a superhero movie, after all — the DC timeline won’t be restored exactly as it once was.

DC Studios’ incoming co-CEO James Gunn has already hinted at that The Flash “everything resets” about DC’s cinematic manifold, which will provide the starting line for the “Gods and Monsters” storyline that will actually begin to unfold Superman: Legacy in 2025. Gunn has also described Andy Muschietti Flash film as “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made,” and reiterated his praise on Twitter following the release of the trailer.

But The Flash he needs to stay ahead of Miller’s real-life legal troubles and the damage they’ve done to the project. The actor, who is non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them, is reportedly in the midst of treatment for his “complex mental health issues” and Gunn and DC Studios co-head Peter Safran has expressed support for his road back to wellness.

“Ezra is fully committed to their rehabilitation,” Safran recently told a group of journalists during a press day announcing the upcoming DC slate, while declining to say whether Miller would continue in the role longer. than this movie. “When the time is right, when they feel like they’re ready to have the discussion, we’ll all figure out what’s the best way forward. But right now, they’re totally focused on their -recovery. And in our conversations with them over the last few months, it feels like they’re making huge progress.”

React with The Flash Twitter followers are evenly divided between those who claim to be excited for the film and those who are still skeptical about celebrating its star. That’s a division that could catch up with the film as it moves towards its June 16 release date.

even though The Flash The trailer was the main event of the Super Bowl, other blockbusters-like that dropped Big Game commercials as well. Here’s a rundown of some of the other Super Bowl spots, including a fresh one Indiana Jones teaser and more Transformers.

Religion III (March 3)

Rocky Balboa’s former student becomes his own fighter in the third religion bout, this time with star Michael B. Jordan behind the camera. His opponent, super buff Jonathan Majors, certainly looks like he could beat Clubber Lang.

Air (April 5)

Best friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon turn the clock back to 1984 in the Affleck-directed documentary about the creation of Nike’s iconic Air Jordon sneaker line. We’re expecting a Dunkin’ tie-in when the movie comes out.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 (May 5)

It may be hyping up The Flashbut James Gunn is probably pretty excited about his trilogy limitation Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well. most recent Vol. 3 trailer features more music, more action, more Drax one-liners and, of course, more of our favorite odd couple, Groot and Rocket.

X fast (May 19)

Aquaman seeks revenge on Groot and the rest Fast and furious family in penultimate A quick saga chapter. Next time, let Rita “Abuela Toretto” Moreno drive.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (June 9)

The IS Transformers franchise goes into “beast mode” with a modern adventure featuring animal versions of giant transforming robots. Pete Davidson’s bot will certainly have plenty of face time in thirty-second place.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (June 30)

Harrison Ford goes on one last tour as a whip-cracking alter ego. The Super Bowl spot gives a longer look at the past (and maybe present?) Mads Mikkelsen as a villainous Nazi scientist and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the goddess Indiana Jones in search of adventure.

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