Batman and Supergirl take centre stage in latest trailer for The Flash

  • The second trailer for The Flash arrives fresh from CinemaCon 2023.
  • We are treated to several shots of Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl in this version of the Flashpoint saga.
  • Early thoughts on the film from critics have it pegged as one of the best super hero films to date.

Despite the ever controversial Ezra Miller being the star of the show, The Flash is looking to be a blockbuster and more importantly, a refresh for the DC cinematic universe.

This is because The Flash is about Flashpoint. This is an important moment in the comic series as it’s where Barry Allen runs back in time and saves his mother from dying. In doing this, Allen creates a new timeline where things are similar but not the same and as such it gives DC the ability to reboot storylines.

For this film Allen saves his family, but finds General Zod attacking an Earth with no superheroes to protect it. We learn this and more in the second trailer for The Flash released at CinemaCon 2023.

“Worlds collide in ‘The Flash’ when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for,” reads the blurb for the film.

For older fans of DC, Warner Bros. flings nostalgia at fans by the bucket load in the trailer. Not only do we get multiple shots of Michael Keaton as Batman but we even get a nod to the original Bat Signal at the end. Oh and so many shots of the Batwing we couldn’t hold back a smile.

We also get to see Supergirl in all of her glory and we hope that we get more of her outside of this film.

Early reactions are encouraging with many saying this is one of the best superhero movies of all time. That’s high praise for a film from the DC stable.

However, DC would be foolish to ignore the waning interest in Marvel films and series. Since the Infinity War / Avengers sage concluded, Marvel films have failed to reach the popularity they once did with the exception of Spider Man.

This movie also gives DC the opportunity to change the identity of The Flash entirely if it chooses. That depends on how the events of this film play out of course but we have to think that given the controversies Ezra Miller has dragged into Warner Bros. house, it will recast the character.

More importantly however, this film could help DC unify its properties under a single timeline to follow that can then be branched out from and tweaked. For years DC films have happened in a vacuum and the ability to finally have a Justice League that an audience can grow to love like they did the Avengers, sounds great to us.

The Flash arrives in cinemas on 15th June.


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