Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’ solo film didn’t have an official greenlight or release date, but it was eyed to begin production in March, but that has now been delayed, as it seems the script isn’t yet ready. That’s no surprise as it seems that the script has been scrapped and restarted a few times, including a period when it was expected to be a larger DC Universe movie, ‘Flashpoint’, incorporating many other characters. Reportedly, Joby Harold (‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, ‘Awake’) is working on the latest screenplay.
Star Ezra Miller, who also plays Credence Barebone in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise, is slated to begin shooting the next installment in that franchise in July 2019, so had ‘The Flash’ gone into production in March, the shooting of that movie would have bumped right up against that of ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ or maybe even overlapped. But Credence is a secondary character, so it may have been easy to make things work. But it looks as though Miller will get a chance to catch his breath, as ‘The Flash’ is now not expected to film until later in 2019, with an eye on a 2021 release date.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who directed the hit comedy ‘Game Night’ as well as the reboot of ‘Vacation’, are on hand to helm this picture. The pair have also written the screenplays for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’. They are also attached to direct ‘Vacation Guide to the Solar System’ based on the book by Jana Grcevich, which is expected in theaters in 2020, so they may go ahead and shoot that film while waiting for Miller’s schedule to free up.
In earlier drafts, ‘The Flash’ was to include Ray Fisher’s Cyborg in order to help build towards that character’s solo movie, but there’s no telling if that is still the plan. When the movie was going to be ‘Flashpoint’, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who appeared as Thomas Wayne in flashbacks in ‘Batman V Superman’ would return as the Batman of that parallel reality. Gal Gadot was also expected to return as Wonder Woman. Presumably, that is also no longer the case. Reportedly, the villain of ‘The Flash’ will be a lesser-known character, Double Down, with Walton Goggins being eyed for the role.
Are you upset that ‘The Flash’ has been delayed again? Do you think this movie will actually happen?