Since the success of Marvel’s cinematic universe has been evident, DC has been trying to map a path for their heroes to take over the box office. ‘Man of Steel’ led the way for next year’s ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ which will introduce most of the main characters needed for 2017’s first installment of ‘The Justice League.’ In three short years from now, individual Leaguers like The Flash get their own movie which brings us to today’s news: Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to write and direct ‘The Flash’!
So who is Seth Grahame-Smith? He’s the guy who wrote ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’, ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and is working on the script for ‘Beetlejuice 2.’ He is also dipping his toe into the DC pool working on the ‘Lego Batman Movie.’ Acceptable writing credentials, but it should be noted that Grahame-Smith’s directing experience is limited to a couple episodes of the MTV comedy ‘The Hard Times of R.J. Berger.’ This may add to the already common worries that DC’s film future is not as safe as Marvel’s.
So who is The Flash? The Flash is the red-clad fastest man alive who is rapidly growing in popularity largely due to the success of the CW’s television series ‘The Flash.’ On the show Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen, (aka The Flash) but will not make the jump to the big screen. The movie version will star Ezra Miller as the title character. It’s a change that will no doubt be confusing to some, but less so than the two different actors that played Marvel’s Flash-equivalent Quicksilver in quick succession, pardon the pun. The reason for this actor switch is that DC is keeping their film universe and TV universe separate, unlike Marvel.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter