Everyone knows that after ‘Justice League’ sputtered at the box office that Warner Brothers has been changing up its approach to the DC Universe movies, with a keen eye on how ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!’ perform over the next several months. But it looks like one of the first movies that WB announced as making is actually going to materialize and that movie is ‘The Flash’ starring Ezra Miller. The latest word is that ‘The Flash’ will go into production in February of 2019!
Miller made super brief cameos in ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ before really getting a chance to shine in ‘Justice League’ and while that movie didn’t do very well, Miller’s performance as an untested Barry Allen, along with Jason Momoa’s take on Aquaman were crowd-pleasers. ‘The Flash’ has been hammered with problems since its first announcement. Initially, WB hoped that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would write the screenplay and co-direct, but they were too busy with other projects. Then Seth Grahame-Smith was locked in to pull double duty, which would have marked his directorial debut, but after some time he departed the project as well. Greg Berlanti, one of the masterminds behind the successful DC TV series on The CW, was then announced as both writing and directing ‘The Flash’ movie. And then… well, there were a lot of changes. Let’s leave it at that.
At one point, it was believed that ‘The Flash’ solo movie would turn into ‘Flashpoint’ with an eye on rebooting the entire DC film universe. That also appears to have been discarded, with WB choosing to just let their DC movies stand on their own strengths and not worry so much about crafting a shared universe like Marvel has.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (‘Game Night’) are now locked in to direct a solo ‘Flash’ movie, not ‘Flashpoint’. The most recent script comes from Joby Harold (‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’). Kiersey Clemons signed on to star as Iris West, but with all these delays, it’s unclear whether or not she is still attached. It was earlier rumored that Ray Fisher’s Cyborg would also appear to help develop his character before spinning off into his own movie. Once again, that may or may not be the case now.
If ‘The Flash’ does go into production in February, that means it could be out in 2020. Check back for any further updates as they appear!
Source: Screen Rant