Warner Bros.' approach to marketing The Flash has been undeniably unique, with the studio enlisting James Gunn and Tom Cruise (among others) to hype it up as one of the greatest blockbusters ever made.
The studio's CEO, David Zaslav, has gone so far as to call it the best superhero movie he's ever watched, and there are now just a couple of weeks left before we're given the opportunity to judge it for ourselves (in the meantime, you can vote in our poll about your viewing plans).
During a recent press conference for The Flash, Supergirl actress reportedly told journalists that she spoke with Justice League star Henry Cavill and Supergirl lead Melissa Benoist to ask for their advice. In the former's case, she claimed that the ousted Man of Steel "loved" the movie.
It's unclear when he actually watched The Flash and whether it would have been the version that saw his Superman inserted back into the DCEU. That was shot after his Black Adam cameo, but subsequently removed by DC Studios before a new Kal-El is cast for 2025's Superman: Legacy.
Prior to that, the plan was also for the movie to remove his Man of Tomorrow from this shared world, replacing him with Calle's Supergirl.
Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.
That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian...albeit not the one he's looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry's only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?
The movie stars Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdu, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton.
The Flash races into theaters on June 16.