What movies should you see before “The Flash”? Where is it set in the new DC universe?

(CNN Spanish) — The new era of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU, for its acronym in English) begins this week with the premiere of “The Flash”, a film starring Ezra Miller and that shows us the first solo story of the super-fast superhero of the character Barry Allen .

CNN’s Brian Lowry’s review mentions that, in a context of superhero movies that deal with the multiverse (specifically, the most recent Marvel films), “The Flash” manages to hit the nail on the head on this theme with the raid from an unknown universe.

This Flash movie, from DC Studios and Warner Bros., officially opens this Friday, June 16, although it is already available in several countries around the world. (DC and Warner Bros. are part of the same CNN parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)

Lowry points out that this Flash has its roots in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” (also called the “Snyder cut”, or the “Snyder cut”), a film that was released in 2021.

What in some respects functions as a Flash origin story also melds not just what Snyder conjured up, but decades of DC in the movies, with the no-secret inclusion of Michael Keaton’s Batman as well as Ben Affleck’s version. , once Flash / Barry Allen returns to alter the timeline, giving rise to a strange and unknown universe, “explains the CNN specialist.

Given this new event within the DCEU, what other movies, besides the “Snyder cut”, should we see to understand “The Flash”?

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DC movies you have to see to understand “The Flash”

There are specialized sites that have listings for DC productions.

On the one hand, the IMDb site has a list that contains the productions that make up the DC Universe as a whole. This list includes 40 movies, series or cartoons and they are ordered according to their release year. You can see it by clicking here.

Now, if you want to see the productions that make up only the DCEU and not the entire DC Universe, Rotten Tomatoes recommend viewing them in the following order:

  1. “Wonder Woman” (2017)
  2. “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020)
  3. “Man of Steel” (2013)
  4. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)
  5. “Suicide Squad” (2016)
  6. “Justice League” (2017)
  7. Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” (2021)
  8. “Aquaman” (2018)
  9. “Shazam!” (2019)
  10. “Birds of Prey” (2020)
  11. “The Suicide Squad” (2021)
  12. “Peacemaker” (2022 series)
  13. “Black Adam” (2022)
  14. “Shazam! The Fury of the Gods” (2023)

If this list of 14 productions still seems long to you, we have another option for you.

Jorge Coll, public relations executive for Warner Pictures Mexico at the dosD3 agency, said that while the film “opens the door to DC’s multiverse and its new stories and characters,” it doesn’t require as much prior knowledge to understand it.

“It’s a movie whose experience can be enjoyed and understood on its own, even if you’re a DC fan,” Coll said in an email to CNN en Español.

However, if you want the necessary context, Coll recommends watching these movies in the following order:

  1. “Batman” (1989)
  2. “Batman Returns” (1992)
  3. “Man of Steel” (2013)
  4. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)
  5. Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” (2021)

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What movies should you see before “The Flash”? Where is it set in the new DC universe?