Miller-Led The Flash Will Be the One to Rival Nolan's Dark Knight, According to Test Screening

Miller-Led The Flash Will Be the One to Rival Nolan's Dark Knight, According to Test Screening
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Warner Bros. insiders say the upcoming Flash is set to shake up the box office despite multiple Ezra Miller controversies.

Cinephiles have a lot to look forward to this year, according to the recent report by Variety. With the release calendar finally returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, many interesting projects are coming in 2023. Some of them are more anticipated than others.

One of the most anticipated and potentially successful 2023 movies is a long-awaited DC project, The Flash.

According to the reported reviews of Warner Bros. insiders, the movie is so good it has all the potential to become the biggest DC triumph since Christopher Nolan 's Dark Knight. The movie's likely success is guaranteed by its team and plot, Variety states.

Andy Muschietti is an accomplished director having successful It and It Chapter Two in his portfolio. Both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are reprising their roles as Batman which clearly hints at some kind of parallel universe arc.

Besides, according to the official description, Ezra Miller 's Flash will travel back in time to save the life of his mother. Both multiple universes and time travel are hot themes for superhero movies currently. So Warner Bros. insiders are extremely excited about the project.

With everything new going on in the studio right now, DC needs The Flash to become a huge hit. It could be a new beginning for James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Extended Universe.

However, there's at least one thing that could hurt the success of the project. Ezra Miller's recent legal troubles have already caused some issues. The actor was even considered to be replaced because of their alarming behavior including arrests for assault and harassment.

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In August last year, Miller issued a public official apology revealing mental health issues the actor had been experiencing. They committed to undergo mental health treatment, and since then, both Miller and The Flash almost went off the grid.

Miller's apology may have secured his leading role, but viewers still might find it hard to completely forget about their past violent behavior unacceptable for an aspirational superhero role model. Warner Bros. and DC will need to do their best during The Flash marketing campaign to make the audience forget about the past and look forward to the future of the DCEU.

The movie is set to be released on June 16, 2023.