DC’s The Flash is making a rapid transition from the big screen to streaming. The official Max (formerly known as HBO Max) Twitter page has revealed that the movie is set for its streaming debut on Friday, August 25. This move comes just 70 days after its theatrical release on June 16.
The Flash had a relatively short sprint at the global box office. Ending its run with a haul of just $268 million, it now joins the list of superhero films that, despite their potential, didn’t quite meet box office expectations. Such figures position it as one of the more prominent superhero movie flops in recent memory.
While The Flash experienced challenges at the global box office, its imminent release on Max provides a fresh avenue for redemption. It’s not uncommon for films that faced hurdles in theaters to find a reinvigorated life on streaming platforms.
The Flash’s DC Universe future
Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.
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