Warner Bros. Spent $40 Million More on Dwayne Johnson’s Movie Than ‘The Flash’ Despite Ezra Miller’s First Solo Movie Being One of the Best in DCU

Warner Bros. Spent $40 Million More on Dwayne Johnson's Movie Than 'The Flash' Despite Ezra Miller's First Solo Movie Being One of the Best in DCU
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Followed by a controversial year for Hollywood star Ezra Miller, the trailer of their first solo DC film, The Flash, has created a lot of hype among fans. The film is set to bring back Michael Keaton’s Batman along with an appearance of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. Adding to the hype, the co-CEO of the DC Studios has also deemed it one of the best superhero films. And a new report from The Canadian has now revealed the upcoming film to be one of the most expensive DC films ever.

Ezra Miller as the Flash
The Flash

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The Flash Becomes the Sixth Highest Budget DC Film

A new report from The Canadian has revealed the project for the upcoming Ezra Miller starrer, The Flash. An interview with the production designer of the film, Paul Austerberry, mentions that the total budget of the film is roughly $220 million. The Oscar Winner also revealed that The Flash is a “big deal for Warner Bros.” 

DCU's The Flash
The Flash (2023)

The budget has made it one of the most expensive films under DC’s banner. While Justice League is still the most expensive film of the studio with a budget of $300 million, the upcoming film is now the sixth most expensive DC film, behind 2013’s Henry Cavill film Man of Steel.

However, despite being considered one of the best superhero films, its budget is still $40 million lower than the 2022 Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam. The budget for the film was initially approved to be $190 million, which was later raised to $260 million.

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam

It was raised after the Black Adam‘s test screenings, which performed poorly among the audience. This led to a 20 days reshoot, adding $70 million more to its cost. However, it still did not work out for the film, and it grossed only $391 million at the box office.


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James Gunn on Ezra Miller’s Future in DCU

Earlier this year, DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran said that The Flash actor, Ezra Miller is committed to their recovery, and the studio is not planning to discuss anything about their future in the DCU until they get better.

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen in The Flash
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen

When James Gunn was asked the same during a recent interview, he also gave a similar response. Gunn said that the studio will wait and see how things fold out in the future. He said, “We’re just going to have to wait and see. We’ll see how things go, so, you know.”


The film’s director Andy Muschietti has also said that everyone is looking forward to “how this movie does.” The statement seemingly suggests that the studio could opt for the Justice League actor to continue his journey in the DCU as long as the film performs well at the box office.

The Flash is set to release on June 16, 2023.

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Source: The Canadian

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