The Flash is sprinting towards Max, with the streaming service revealing that the DC mega-hit will begin streaming on August 25. Ezra Miller continues his role as the superhero, portraying him since 2016, in a thrilling journey that showcases the full range of Barry Allen’s abilities as he traverses the multiverse. Following an underwhelming performance at the global box office, the film will be accessible to subscribers just a short time after its cinema debut. Barry faces a challenging realization about how his actions can profoundly impact others’ lives.
In this recent installment in the DC saga, Barry Allen grapples with the absence of his mother’s love and guidance. Upon discovering his ability to time-travel, he concocts a plan to create the life he’s always longed for. By altering the past events that led to his mother’s death, Flash believes he has corrected the world’s wrongs. However, he soon realizes that he’s instead fashioned alternate realities where Batman is not played by Ben Affleck.
In the altered DC Universe that emerged after Barry’s intervention to save his mother, Michael Keaton takes on the role of Batman. Even though Gotham’s hero has withdrawn after liberating his city from criminality, he remains ready to assist Flash in restoring the original order. In order to thwart General Zod (Michael Shannon) from annihilating Metropolis, they must join forces with Superman (Henry Cavill), only to find that the universe’s mightiest hero never arrived on Earth as planned. Instead, his cousin, Kara Zor-El (Sasha Calle), is imprisoned far away, and Flash must rescue her in time.
The Future of DC
In the months leading up to The Flash’s theatrical release, James Gunn and Peter Safran were announced as the new co-heads of DC Studios. The pair introduced a unique vision for guiding one of Warner Bros.’ most valuable franchises, intertwining multiple films and TV series into a cohesive narrative. However, it appears that their interpretation of the DC Universe will chart a new course entirely, potentially sidelining characters and plots from the prior incarnation of the series. The inaugural film of this new era, Superman: Legacy, is set to soar into theaters on July 11, 2025.
Interested viewers can watch FilmSweep’s interview with Andy and Barbara Muschietti below, before The Flash makes its anticipated debut on Max on August 25.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Flash
When will The Flash be available on Max?
The Flash will be available to stream on Max starting on August 25.
Who stars as the Flash in the movie?
Ezra Miller stars as the superhero Flash, a role he has played since 2016.
What changes does Barry Allen’s time travel create in the movie?
Barry Allen’s time travel creates alternate realities, including one where Batman is portrayed by Michael Keaton instead of Ben Affleck.
What’s the future plan for DC Studios?
James Gunn and Peter Safran will be taking over as co-leaders of DC Studios, and their plan includes multiple films and television series being a part of the same narrative. The first film of the new universe will be Superman: Legacy, scheduled to be released on July 11, 2025.
Who are the new characters introduced in this version of the DC Universe?
In the altered DC Universe, Batman is portrayed by Michael Keaton, and Kara Zor-El (Sasha Calle) is introduced as a character trapped in a distant prison.
What’s the next film in the new DC Universe?
The first theatrical release that will be a part of the new universe will be Superman: Legacy, flying towards the big screen on July 11, 2025.
Where can I watch an interview with the creators of The Flash?
You can watch FilmSweep’s interview with Andy and Barbara Muschietti below the main text before The Flash debuts on Max on August 25.