The Flash is finally happening. After jumping through several hoops, including Warner Bros. Discovery firing Zack Snyder and surviving the dissolution of the DC Extended Universe, the film is now a few months away from premiering in theaters worldwide on June 16. Now, after testing well with audiences last year, Peter Safran and James Gunn had nothing but high praise for the upcoming DCEU film.
When speaking to Variety, Safran clarified that he and Gunn "had input" on The Flash" but clarified that they didn't have to do anything to "set it up." Gunn doubled down on Safran's statement by saying that The Flash is "one of the best superhero movies I've ever seen" before praising the film's director, Andy Muschietti, for doing "an amazing job."
Unfortunately, Gunn couldn't quite confirm if Ezra Miller will stay on board, despite earlier rumors suggesting he might not be following Henry Cavill and The Rock out the door.
Warner Bros. Discovery's decision to keep Miller on board despite their recent legal troubles stemming from problematic behavior is questionable, to say the least. It helps that the star hasn't been a part of headlines ever since they apologized for their earlier actions and committed to spending time in rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, this also puts DC Studios in a tight spot as their only option is to praise the film (which Gunn and Safran just did) or dance around the questions regarding the film's quality or the controversial nature of the lead star.
For what it's worth, The Flash is shaping up to be an excellent outing that could give the DC Extended Universe a few small wins before it goes out with a whimper.
Speaking of James Gunn, the co-head of DC Studios revealed his plans for the DC Universe for the next few years. Finally, Gunn confirmed that he didn't fire Henry Cavill from the DCU.