Ezra Miller’s The Flash is nearing its release and the way DC Universe is advertising and hyping the movie, it seems to be promising regardless of the allegations against the actor. The film had to be pushed back a lot after the controversies surrounding Miller. Rumors also had been circulating regarding this being the last movie for them in the DCU and that they would be fired afterward.
This never got a follow-up as fans had been waiting for an update regarding the future of the actor and whether or not they would be recast. By how much Warner Bros. Discovery and DC have been hyping the movie, it seems to be one of the few DCU movies that might be able to bring the franchise into the big leagues.
DC Is Going Out Of Their Way To Promote The Flash
Ezra Miller’s movie is going to have its first trailer released during the Super Bowl, this is unusual for the DCU as in about seventeen years, this will be their first movie to ever do so. Unlike The Flash, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has so far had minimal marketing virtually. Even Black Adam, while receiving a massive amount of advertising and marketing, had mainly been the efforts of Dwayne Johnson trying to promote his own movie. However, in the case of Miller’s movie, WBD has taken up the initiative to make sure that the movie, even after the massive amount of controversies surrounding them, will be what the fans want.
The movie is set to focus on the Flashpoint phenomenon which will be responsible for changing everything major and minor within the franchise. The amount of hype that the movie is getting could be either to distract the fans from the allegations against Ezra Miller or because the movie might actually be one of the best DCU movies till now.
Could Ezra Miller Still Hold Their Position After The Flash Is Released?
One question that had been lingering was about Ezra Miller‘s stance within the franchise. Fans had been expecting the actor to be fired and the movie to be dropped much as Batgirl had been. However, WBD had denied doing the latter due to the movie’s budget being too high and a lot of investment had gone into its making. This kept the franchise from canceling the movie altogether.
As there has been no update regarding Miller staying in the DCU or not, there could be a slight chance that they stay as Barry Allen. The amount of focus that the film is getting for publicity can only be compared to that of The Dark Knight trilogy. Although their position within the DCU remains uncertain, it could be looking good for the actor if the movie becomes a blockbuster success.
The Flash will be available to watch in theatres from 16th June 2023.