DC’s Flash Movie Has Finally Gotten A New Release Date
The Flash has successfully carved itself a place on network television for six years with Grant Gustin under the red cowl, but spotting the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen for a standalone flick has not come as swiftly. Ezra Miller signed on to star in The Flash for Warner Bros back in 2014, and the movie finally looks to have a release date that will actually stop and stay put: July 1, 2022.
Warner Bros. officially announced The Flash’s summer 2022 release date, along with the Matrix 4, now wildly dated on the same day as another 2021 Keanu Reeves’ flick. After years of delays (it was originally slated to come out in spring 2018), the DC standalone film recently settled on IT director Andy Muschietti and Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson. The date looks like it will fit right into Ezra Miller’s busy schedule since he’s set to reprise his role of Credence Barebone when the cameras start rolling on Fantastic Beasts 3 in spring 2020.
Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that The Flash and Green Lantern Corps were still big priorities for Warner Bros’ DC film division. The continuing development of the project was likely stalled by Fantastic Beast 3 moving forward. The third Harry Potter spinoff underwent delays of its own after the sequel performed under expectations. This new release date allows the production of The Flash to get going in 2021 ahead of summer 2022.
Even prior to Fantastic Beasts being a bump in the road, the original DC lineup was disrupted by the problems Justice League faced when Zack Snyder had to leave his vision after suffering a family tragedy. Joss Whedon was brought on to pick up the pieces, but two years after the release of the team-up movie, fans are still hoping to see The Snyder Cut.