The Flash has always been a fan favorite, known for his speed and wit. Recently, Warner Bros. Pictures released The Flash, a standalone film featuring the DC Superhero, directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller. However, the movie’s performance at the box office was less than stellar, leading to a wave of disappointment among fans and critics alike.
Despite this setback, Warner Bros. has decided to venture into a new medium with The Flash, launching a six-episode scripted podcast series titled The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus. This podcast, the first-ever for the popular DC character, serves as a companion piece to the film and offers fans a fresh perspective on the Flash’s adventures.
The Cinematic Struggles of The Flash
The Flash, a character known for his speed, has stumbled in the race at the box office. The film, which was highly anticipated by fans, opened to a sobering $55 million and saw a significant drop of 72 percent in its second week, earning only $15.3 million. After its second weekend, the movie’s total gross was $210.9 million worldwide, with $87.6 million from the US box office and $123.3 million from overseas territories.
The film’s performance was a disappointment, especially considering the character’s popularity and the hype surrounding the movie. Critics and audiences alike have pointed to various factors contributing to the film’s underperformance, including the controversies surrounding lead actor Ezra Miller and the lack of connection to the upcoming DC universe. Moreover, the film’s CGI has been a point of criticism, with reviews pointing out inconsistencies and a lack of realism in some scenes.
The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus – A New Venture
Despite the film’s lackluster performance, Warner Bros. has taken a bold step into the world of podcasts with The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus. This six-episode series stars Max Greenfield as the voice of Barry Allen, aka The Flash.
The podcast takes listeners on a thrilling journey as Barry, at the height of his powers and fame, finds himself trapped in a new dimension, stripped of his powers, and forced to participate in a deadly televised tournament.
The plot is engaging and offers a fresh take on the character, with fan-favorite characters like Captain Cold making appearances. The podcast’s unique storyline and the voice actors’ performances, especially Greenfield, add depth and excitement to the Flash’s adventures.
Release and Availability of the Podcast
The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus premieres on Monday, July 10th, with new episodes every subsequent Monday. Each episode ranges from 12 to 20 minutes, making it a quick and exciting listen for fans. The episodes are titled as follows:
- Priorities (18:24)
- The Inherent Dangers (12:48)
- Fully Torqued (15:19)
- The Psychodrome (20:38)
- Cyclotron Don (13:08)
- Blackout (12:17)
Despite The Flash’s stumble at the box office, Warner Bros.’s venture into podcasts with The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus offers a new and exciting medium for fans to enjoy the adventures of their favorite superhero.
The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus podcast arrives on Apple Podcasts, July 10th!