The Flash Movie Trailer to Debut at 2023 Super Bowl

Warner Bros. Discovery is returning to the Super Bowl in a pretty major way. On Thursday, a new report from The Wrap confirmed that the studio will be debuting a promo for the upcoming The Flash film during Super Bowl LVII, which will occur on February 12, 2023. It appears as if this will coincide with the release of the film's first full trailer, which will then be shown in theaters in front of Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania beginning on February 17, 2023. This comes after previous reports had indicated that a trailer for the film would not be arriving until sometime in early 2023. 

This will be the first major showcase for a Warner Bros. film at the Super Bowl in seventeen years, with the studio last showcasing looks at V for Vendetta, Poseidon, and 16 Blocks during the 2006 game. There have been occasional instances of Warner Bros. projects being showcased at the Super Bowl in other ways, including Wonder Woman 1984 being part of Tide's ad campaign in 2020. There was also the 2022 "Year of Heroes" teaser, which debuted on Super Bowl weekend but did not air during the game itself, and featured footage from The Flash, The Batman, Black Adam, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

What is The Flash movie about?

In The Flash, Barry Allen travels back in time to prevent his mother's murder, which brings unintended consequences to his timeline. The Flash is set to be directed by IT's Muschietti, with a script from Birds of Prey and Batgirl's Christina Hodson. It will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton's iterations of Bruce Wayne / Batman, as well as Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdu as Nora Allen, Ian Loh as a young Barry Allen, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso playing currently-unknown roles.

"In one way, I'd say there's a few villains, or so-called villains, who are in our movie. And then in another way, I'd say there aren't any villains in a way that might be part of the exploration and message of the movie," Miller explained during DC FanDome in October of 2021. "I'm going to say those things because together they make no sense, and it leaves it all kind of cryptic and mysterious. Which is good for a villain to have an air of mystery that surrounds them — until they pop out!"

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The Flash is currently set to be released on June 16, 2023.