James Gunn responds to Stephen King’s early screening review of The Flash

An iconic author along with many other people StephenKing had the opportunity to see an extended screening of the DCEU release of The Lightning and like you, he wanted to share his thoughts on it on social media. What happens when a popular writer gives his honest opinion on a big upcoming movie? The beloved writer/director who will soon be leading the entire DCU future, and loves nothing more than spending almost as much time on Twitter as the platform’s logo needs to respond.

James Gunn was tricked into giving a very simple and solemn response to the criticism King made when he was tagged in the post by a fan. As the author of numerous stories dealing with multiple realities such as The Dark Tower And The talisman, King knows a thing or two about multiverses. While he doesn’t seem to have a particular fondness for the superhero genre, which is probably why he’s never set foot in the arena, King seems to have been converted by Ezra Miller’s first solo film as Barry Allen. king wrote:

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“I received an extended screening of THE FLASH today. I don’t really like superhero movies, but this one is special. It’s heartfelt, fun and breathtaking. I loved it.”

When asked if King’s words were true, Gunn responded with a very short and cheerful reply, which simply read:

“Damn, that’s it.”

It’s certainly not just King cheering The Lightning potentially the greatest superhero movie of all time, and soon audiences will be able to decide for themselves where The Lightning is in the pantheon of outstanding comic films. For the time being, however, despite the problems the film and its leading man are facing, it looks like things are looking up for The Flash in a summer of blockbusters.

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The Flash is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer

Michael Keaton in The Flash
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It’s hard not to overstate a film that sees the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman, which has Michael Shannon reprising his role General Zod from Man of Steel, the DC Multiverse and one of the greatest stories of the DCEU. With all of that, the expectations of the film are huge, and those kinds of expectations usually lead to equally big disappointments. This time, however, everything seems to be going according to plan: initial reviews paint a positive picture of the film and the trailer material offers just enough enticing glimpses of the film to have audiences eagerly awaiting its June 16 release.

Whether this will be the last we see of Ezra Miller as Barry Allen has yet to be decided, but if it’s her final appearance in the DC franchise, it looks like one of the best swansongs a superhero has seen in many years were given. After the disappointment with recent DC offerings, this may be just the positive news needed to pave the way for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s vision for the DCU.

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