Stephen King Gives The Flash His Seal Of Approval

The Flash, an upcoming superhero film, has garnered unexpected acclaim from an unlikely source. Renowned horror author Stephen King took to Twitter recently to express his admiration for the DC movie featuring Ezra Miller, describing it as “visually stunning.” King’s positive remarks echo the praise already bestowed upon the film.

Following an exclusive screening of The Flash, scheduled for a mid-June premiere this year, King revealed his genuine enjoyment of the movie. In a Twitter post, the best-selling author of renowned horror novels such as It (1986), Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), and Pet Sematary (1983) mentioned his usual indifference toward superhero films but emphasized the exceptional nature of this particular one. He commended the film’s heartfelt storyline and captivating visuals, stating, “It’s heartfelt, humorous, and visually stunning. I was thoroughly impressed.”

King’s endorsement aligns with recent remarks made by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and DC Studios’ co-CEO James Gunn. Zaslav expressed his anticipation for this year’s lineup of DC films, commencing with Shazam in two weeks, followed by The Flash. According to an article by The Wrap, Zaslav referred to The Flash as “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made—a masterpiece,” sharing his personal admiration for the film. He further expressed his excitement for The Flash’s theatrical release in June, declaring, “It’s a wow.”

Overall, The Flash has garnered widespread praise, attracting the attention and acclaim of notable figures like Stephen King, David Zaslav, and James Gunn, setting high expectations for its upcoming release.

Stephen King’s praise follows the release of new images from the upcoming film. One image showcases Michael Keaton’s Dark Knight in an updated Batsuit, piloting the Batwing with Ezra Miller’s Flash in the backseat, ready for action. This image accompanied a brief sixteen-second teaser trailer, released on Mother’s Day, where an older Barry (Miller) travels back in time to express heartfelt words to his mother, played by Maribel Verdú, while she shops for groceries. The teaser promises a blend of emotional depth, comedy, and the visually striking graphics that King mentioned.

Based on the DC Comics universe and drawing inspiration from the Flashpoint storyline, The Flash will feature several iconic characters, including Batman, The Flash, and Supergirl (Sasha Calle). The film centers on Barry’s journey to alter the past, attempting to prevent his mother’s murder and inadvertently creating an alternate timeline where General Zod (Michael Shannon) triumphs in the battle depicted in Man of Steel (2013), with Ben Affleck taking over as Batman. Barry must reconcile his love for his mother and collaborate with fellow superheroes to restore the correct timeline. Directed by Andy Muschietti and produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, the film also stars Ron Livingston, Kiersey Clemons, and Antje Traue.

The Flash is scheduled to arrive in theatres on June 16. For now, you can watch the official trailer below:


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