The Flash is a 2022 superhero film directed by Andrés Muschietti, from a screenplay written by Christina Hodson. It is the twelfth film and thirteenth overall installment of the DC Extended Universe, and the long-awaited solo theatrical film adaptation of the DC Comics character of the same name.
Some time after Justice League, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) uses the Speed Force to travel back in time to prevent his mother's murder, which — unknown to him — radically alters his timeline and opens up The Multiverse. With the help of a Bruce Wayne from another universe (Michael Keaton), it's up to Barry to make things right.
Alongside Keaton's Batman, Ben Affleck also reprises his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman from the DCEU, Kiersey Clemons reprises her role as Iris West from Zack Snyder's Justice League while new additions to the cast include Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allennote .
Taking inspiration from Flashpoint, this film is also a Spiritual Successor to the Arrowverse Crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, wherein Miller's Barry met his counterpart (Grant Gustin) from that timeline.
The Flash will be released on November 4, 2022.
Previews: DC Fandome 2021 teaser.
The Flash contains examples of:
- Alternate Self: The Fandome 2021 teaser shows another version of Barry Allen that is also portrayed by Ezra Miller.
- Costume Evolution: Barry wears a new suit in the teaser that is markedly different from the suit he had in both versions of Justice League.