The Flash Movie Gets Exciting Runtime Update (Report)

By Klein Felt Posted:
The Flash, Ezra Miller

A new update revealed The Flash will sport an elevated runtime worthy of the Multiversal story it is going to tell. 

The upcoming DCEU epic will see Ezra Miller's Flash (possibly for the last time) take on the challenges of not just his own reality but multiple realities as he aims to save the Multiverse. 

Despite The Flash's release date being months away, the movie reportedly remains in a state of flux. Stories of constant changes have become a regular thing for this super-powered blockbuster, as the DC Studios team swaps things in and out. 

But even with all these changes, the movie supposedly remains "extraordinarily well-received" amongst test screening audiences. 

How Long Is The Flash Movie Runtime?

Ezra Miller, The Flash

While not yet confirmed by Warner Bros., a new report looks to have unveiled an excitingly long runtime for The Flash

According to insider KC Walsh, the upcoming DC film will be around 150 minutes (2 hours, 30 minutes) long. 

This would put it in the four longest DCEU movies of all time, coming in one minute shorter than 2020's Wonder Woman 1984

The Flash Film News on Twitter replied to Walsh's initial report saying the movie would be "shorter" than that 150-minute mark, so the exact length of The Flash is still uncertain.

To compare, the full list of DCEU movies and runtimes can be seen below:

  1. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021): 4 hours, 2 minutes
  2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): 2 hours, 32 minutes
  3. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020): 2 hours, 31 minutes
  4. Man of Steel (2013): 2 hours, 23 minutes
  5. Aquaman (2018): 2 hours, 23 minutes
  6. Wonder Woman (2017): 2 hours, 21 minutes
  7. Shazam! (2019): 2 hours, 12 minutes
  8. The Suicide Squad (2021): 2 hours, 12 minutes
  9. Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023): 2 hours, 10 minutes
  10. Black Adam (2022): 2 hours, 5 minutes
  11. Suicide Squad (2016): 2 hours, 5 minutes
  12. Justice League (2017): 2 hours
  13. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020): 1 hour, 49 minutes

Is The Flash's Massive Runtime a Good Thing?

While these kinds of extended runtimes are not always a good thing, it does feel like it could be for The Flash

All reports coming out of the upcoming DC epic are that the film is excellent. So this 150-minute number should be exciting for fans. 

If the movie is "one of the best superhero movies [ever]" as DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has publicly been saying, then the longer the better. 

DC has been no stranger to longer movies, meaning if this runtime sticks, The Flash could join the ranks of The Batman, Man of Steel, and Wonder Woman as one of the better DC films eclipsing that 2-hour and 20-minute threshold. 

And seeing as The Flash's closest competitor at the box office, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, will also be well over 120 minutes long, it seems as though comic book movie fans will spend plenty of time at the theater over the next couple of months.  

The Flash is set to hit theaters on June 16. 

- In This Article: The Flash
Release Date
June 16, 2023
- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.