The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, has been plagued with several issues over the years, mostly because its lead actor could not seem to stop themselves from getting into trouble. At some point, there were reports the studio was weighing up whether to cancel the film or proceed with it.
However, the actor apologized for their actions late last year, agreeing to seek treatment for their mental health issues. Since then, the $250 million production has proceeded smoothly and is slated for release in June.
Now, according to Variety, Warner Bros. will screen the superhero film at CinemaCon 2023 scheduled to take place between April 24 and April 27, two months before its actual release date.
James Gun and Peter Safran have reshuffled the DC Universe ever since taking over as the joint CEOs of DC Studios. Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson, who starred as Superman and Black Adam, respectively, aren't in the DCU anymore while some, like Gal Gadot, who portrayed Wonder Woman, face uncertain futures.
However, the CEOs have high hopes for The Flash given the fact that it is a hit with audiences. Late last year, reports emerged that the film’s high test screening scores are similar to one of DC’s best-rated films: The Dark Knight trilogy.
Gunn holds a similar sentiment. Earlier this year, the Guardians of the Galaxy director stated, "The Flash was f-cking amazing. It's one of the best superhero movies I've ever seen. Andy Muschietti did an amazing job, and I'm really excited for everybody to see it."
While the original plan was to drop the actor following the film’s release in June, Gunn and Safran are reportedly open to keeping him in the role if he puts his struggles behind him. Concerning Miller’s return, Safran stated, "Ezra is completely committed to their recovery. And we are fully supportive of that journey that they’re on right now."
Warner Bros. Discovery recently unveiled a new trailer for The Flash during the recent Super Bowl event. Gunn and his DC Studios co-CEO also recently revealed their slate of films and television series for the next few years of the DCU.
Also, fans who blamed Gunn for Cavill’s sacking from the DCU might want to rethink their stance as ex-DC Studios executives apparently hired him to pen the new Superman project months before Henry Cavill’s short-lived return.
The Flash, originally set to make its debut on June 23, will now arrive in theaters one week earlier on June 16.