The Flash movie: Release date, plot details, trailers, cast & more

Eleni Thomas
The Flash movie

The Flash’s first solo film is set to release soon, so here’s everything you need to know about the hotly anticipated DCEU project ahead of its release.

The DC extended universe is shaking up in 2023. With many of Zach Snyder’s Justice League set to be recast and revamped – including Henry Cavill’s Superman – the live-action DC world as we know it is set to change in a big way.

However, one actor that will be reprising their role from Justice League and taking center stage is Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen, AKA The Flash. This solo film serves as the character’s first stand-alone feature film and one that could be the catalyst for the DC version of Marvel’s current dive into the multiverse.

While the film was heavily hyped last year, attention has fizzled out due to Miller’s own legal issues. Miller apologized for their behavior and that they will be seeking professional help.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Flash movie from the release date, casting, plot details, and more.


The Flash release date: When is the film coming out?

The Flash’s release date has changed multiple times over the course of the past couple years. It was originally set to release before the global crisis but was delayed. Further delays set the film up for a 2023 release.

We can now confirm that The Flash is currently set to land in theatres on June 15, 2023. We’ll be sure to update this section if there are any changes to this date.

And while the movie is set to release theatrically on June 15, 2023, it has just been revealed by Variety that the movie will premiere at CinemaCon almost two months before it releases in theatres.

Cast and crew details for The Flash movie

The confirmed cast for The Flash film is shaping up to feature some big DC heroes both new and returning. Here is a list of all the confirmed characters and actors set to appear in the upcoming Flash film.

  • Ezra Miller (Barry Allen/The Flash)
  • Michael Keaton (Bruce Wayne/Batman)
  • Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman)
  • Ron Livingston (Henry Allen)
  • Maribel Verú (Nora Allen)
  • Kiersey Clemons (Iris West)
  • Sasha Calle (Supergirl)

As well as the above confirmed cast, The Flash is a film that is full of rumors and speculation when it comes to potential additional cast and cameos. 

The likes of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, other versions of the flash as well as Grant Guston as Barry Allen himself have all been thrown around as potential inclusions for the film. However, this is all speculation at the time of writing. We’ll be sure to update this section if and when any more characters are confirmed for the movie.

The Flash movie
Ezra Miller returns as The Flash.

The Flash movie plot: Flashpoint storyline explained

A recent leak around the McFarlane toys set to release around the same time as the movie, there has been a significant leak around the plot.

According to a report from Screen Rant, a new description for The Flash movie reads “When Barry Allen arrives in an alternate 2013, he urgently seeks out the expertise of his friend and mentor Bruce Wayne – but the one he finds in the Multiverse is different on all fronts: older, long-retired from service as Gotham City’s protector and somehow even more hardened than the billionaire superhero Barry has grown to know. With a global threat on the horizon, Bruce Wayne must decide whether he can become Batman once more.”

The Flashpoint comics timeline is a universe in which the world has been torn apart due to a war between Atlantis and Themyscira. When Barry Allen wakes up in this timeline, he is without his powers and has some memory loss but still retains some memory of the world he used to know.

In an effort to restore the timeline, Barry teams up with Flashpoint’s Batman, Cyborg, and Shazam. However, it is revealed that it was Barry himself that caused the diverging of timelines. In the comics, the reason for Barry Allen going back in time is to try and prevent the murder of his mother, Nora Allen. While it is initially presented as though Barry’s father was behind her death, it is revealed that Eobard Thawne, AKA the Reverse-Flash, was behind her death. 

With Michael Keaton’s Batman confirmed alongside other heroes such as Supergirl, there’s a good chance these characters will be who Barry encounters throughout the film and who aid him in restoring things back to how they were.

The Flash movie trailer

After months of anticipation, our first proper look at The Flash movie arrived during the 2023 Super Bowl, revealing Michael Keaton in costume as Batman once again.

You can view the first trailer for The Flash below:

The second trailer for The Flash movie was released on the day of CinemaCon 2023 and it features more looks at Sasha Calle’s Supergirl as well as Michael Keaton’s Batman.

Be sure to check back over the coming weeks as we’ll keep you up to speed here with all the latest details on The Flash.

About The Author

Eleni is a Melbourne-based journalist. Having completed her Bachelor's in communication (Journalism) at RMIT University, Eleni is now a Senior Writer for the Dexerto Australia team. A big Nintendo fan (with a Triforce tattoo to prove it) and a lover of the zombie genre, Eleni covers gaming, entertainment as well as TV and movies for the site. She is also passionate about covering Queer and female representation. Contact Eleni at