The Flash editor promises the DC movie will be “worth the wait”.

The Flash film has been delayed multiple times but is now set to hit theaters on June 23, 2023.


the lengthy dc movie, The Lightning, is still on track for release next year, and editor Paul Machliss has now explained why the comic book-movie blockbuster will be “worth the wait.” Speaking to IBC, Machliss teased the technology used to bring The Lightning and his exploration of the DC Multiversal madness to life on the big screen.


“It’s going to be exciting. I mean, Warners asked us to make the best possible film. What I can say is that we’re… We’re the first film to use very, very new technology in terms of putting multiple versions of the same actor on screen, rather than using either locked cameras or even using motion controls, in that we used [Last Night in Soho]. There’s been a development with some wonderful technology that I’d like to talk about right now, but by this time next year when the film is out we can get into really good detail. But it’s very, very exciting and I’m very pleased to say that we’re the first, certainly on a film of this scale, to use it. Probably why it actually took so long to finish. But it’s worth the wait because it looks fantastic.”

The Lightning It might be worth the wait as the film had been in development since the late 1980s. A solo outing for The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe was scheduled for release in 2018. Several directors and writers have signed and dropped out over the years, including Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Rick Famuyiwa, and John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein The Lightning now set to be controlled by It Filmmaker Andy Musketti. And that’s without mentioning the various other post-production setbacks and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Lightning Find Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen upon entering the multiverse

Michael Keaton's Batman and Ezra Miller's The Flash in concept art
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Much like the MCU has now done with the likes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Lightning will introduce the audience to the DC Multiverse, using the Flashpoint comic arc as the main inspiration. The film follows Barry Allen as he travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder. Again, similar to the MCU, this will have unintended consequences for its timeline as variants of familiar characters are introduced throughout the multiversal adventure.

While “Flashpoint” will act as a starting point, The Lightning It’s expected to be a very loose fit, making many significant changes along the way. One of the most notable changes is the reintroduction of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, from the Tim Burton universe, with the character playing an important role in the film’s plot.

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a screenplay by Christina Hodson The Lightning Stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen aka The Flash, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Sasha Calle as Supergirl and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne aka Batman.

The Lightning is scheduled for release on June 23, 2023 in the USA.

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