The Flash Early Buzz: Believe The Hype – /Film

Did they somehow manage to pull it off after all? After countless starts and stops, the revolving door of creative teams involved in “The Flash” finally ended with director Andy Muschietti at the wheel, with scribes Christina Hodson and Joby Harold receiving writing credits for the multiverse-spanning film. The ensemble film stars Ezra Miller (who uses the they/them pronouns) as Barry Allen, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Keaton as, well, Bruce Wayne/Batman. from the Tim Burton Movies, Michael Shannon reprising his role as General Zod from “Man of Steel” and many more.

So what does “The Flash” have to show for all this? In a tweet posted tonight, /Film’s Ben Pearson had this to say about the live-action adaptation of the classic comic book story “Flashpoint.”

“The fans are going to go crazy for this”, Pearson tweeted. “Miller and Keaton are very good, there are Easter eggs galore, and there are some super inventive and awesome visuals from Muschietti. Most importantly though, the story is really strong. Best DC movie in years.” This is high praise, but it looks like James Gunn’s claims that “The Flash” is one of the best superhero movies he’s ever seen might hold some water here.

/Film writer Jenna Busch echoed the sentiments, saying that the film “is pretty good, and now it makes sense to me why DC didn’t shelve this one.” Regarding everyone’s favorite Batman, Busch said, “Michael Keaton is… chef’s kiss. I didn’t realize how much I needed Keaton’s Batman in my life again.” He finished his tweet my nothing that the movie has “Some really emotional moments here. Sasha Calle is amazing, I want to see more of her!”

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