The Flash is one of DC Comics’ most iconic characters, and fans have long-awaited his big-screen debut. While the movie has faced numerous setbacks, recent reports indicate that it’s worth the wait. The Flash has become one of the biggest film to date for DC Studios and Warner Bros. Discovery, with high expectations from fans and executives alike.
According to CBC, The Flash has a budget of $220 million, making it one of the most expensive superhero films to date. This impressive sum is a testament to the confidence that Warner Bros. has in the project, especially since recent DC movies like Shazam!:Fury of The Gods and Black Adam had budgets of $120 million and $200 million, respectively.
The pandemic has caused significant challenges for the film industry, and The Flash is no exception. The movie was held back from releasing in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Warner Bros. Discovery has made it clear that the film’s grandeur demands a cinematic release. In an interview with Paul Austerberry, the film’s production designer, he emphasized that the movie is designed for a big-screen experience, calling it a “big spectacle.”
Austerberry further added, “We’re designing these things and designing the film for the big screen, and this is a big screen, movie-going experience. This kind of movie is made for the multiplex. It’s made for the big spectacle.”
Ezra Miller returns as Barry Allen/The Flash, a character he first portrayed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Alongside Miller, The Flash stars Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen. But the most significant draw of the movie is the return of two beloved Batmans- Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck- who reprise their respective roles as Bruce Wayne.
With a star-studded cast and a $220 million budget, The Flash is shaping up to be DC’s most substantial project yet. Fans are eagerly anticipating the movie’s release, and with such high expectations from Warner Bros. Discovery, it seems like it’ll be worth the wait. As Austerberry puts it, “I hope most people see it on the big screen. This kind of movie is made for the multiplex. It’s made for the big spectacle.”
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