DC Studios Co-Head James Gunn Declares ‘The Flash’ As His Favorite 2023 Movie

DC Studios co-head James Gunn has once again publicly declared his affection for the highly-anticipated DC Universe movie The Flash. Taking to Twitter, the renowned filmmaker announced that The Flash holds the coveted position of being his favorite film of 2023 so far.

In response to a query about whether he preferred The Flash over his own creation, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3, James Gunn humbly acknowledged the difficulty of comparing the two. He expressed, “I can’t judge my own film; it’s like my child. It’s a different kind of love.”

James Gunn’s endorsement of The Flash carries significant weight, given his successful track record in the superhero genre. Gunn is currently working on creating an interconnected DC Universe alongside veteran comic book movie producer Peter Safran.

In The Flash, Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother, which creates an alternate timeline known as the Flashpoint Paradox. This decision has serious consequences for Barry and the rest of the world, as he must navigate this new reality while also facing off against villains like General Zod from Man of Steel.

The Flash’s DC Universe future

Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.

In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.

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