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Flash Movie Looks Back to the Future, Season 5 Cast Changes

There’s been a lot of DC and Warner Bros-related news over the last few days: the AT&T/Time Warner merger approved, Diane Nelson departing DCE, Geoff Johns leaving his executive positions to focus on writing and producing, and now a new movie strategy as reported by THR.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Game Night) are the latest directors attached to the Flash movie, which is now scheduled to go into production with Ezra Miller in 2019. THR says they are “looking to Back to the Future as a touchstone” as far as tone is concerned — and refers to the movie as The Flash, rather than Flashpoint. Whether that’s simple shorthand or a deliberate title change is unclear, but they seem to be going for something a bit less grim than the original Flashpoint. No word on whether Wonder Woman and Cyborg are still involved.

As for the small screen, we don’t know much about The Flash Season Five, but we do know that after half a season on Legends of Tomorrow, Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West is leaving the show. He’s set to be in the Season 5 premiere of The Flash, but won’t be returning as a regular on either series. In a message on Instagram, he explains that it was his decision to move on, but that it’s “not a total goodbye” — “Wally West will still be round when you need him the most!”

Update: Literally 5 minutes after posting this, I saw that Danielle Nicolet (D.A. Cecile Horton) is being promoted to series regular next year.

Update 2: Hartley Sawyer (Ralph Dibny) has also been promoted to regular for season five.

Update 3: Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays the future Nora West-Allen (Iris & Barry’s daughter), is also going to be a regular.

Movement on the Flashpoint Movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers in Negotiations to Direct

Variety reports that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct Flashpoint. The stand-alone movie has been without a director since November 2016, when Rick Famuyiwa left the project. (via Comics Beat)

As far as super-heroes go, the pair wrote the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But that doesn’t tell us much about their directing style. They have directed a few films together, notably the 2015 comedy Vacation and the upcoming murder mystery Game Night – so it’s anybody’s guess what sort of tone the studio is aiming for at this point. (Presumably if they’re actually adapting the Flashpoint comic book, even loosely, they aren’t going for broad comedy.)

Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and while it’s billed as a Flash solo film, it will also feature the DCEU’s Wonder Woman and Cyborg.

Flashpoint Movie Update: New Script, Now With Added Wonder Woman

CBR reports that Joby Harold’s Flashpoint movie script is done. They’re still looking for a new director, after Rick Famuyiwa’s exit last November.

One interesting thing I don’t recall noticing before: According to CBR, both Cyborg and Wonder Woman will appear in the film. Cyborg had been previously attached, but Wonder Woman’s a more recent addition, reported last month in Forbes, which also indicates that Flashpoint is scheduled for 2020.

The original Flashpoint comic book featured the entire Earth-based DCU, with a Themiscyra/Atlantis war threatening to engulf the world. No word yet on Aquaman, but it seems likely at this point that he’ll be involved. And the core story was a team-up between Flash/Barry Allen and Batman/Thomas Wayne…

Justice League Film Trailer

Warner Brothers has released the first full trailer for the Justice League film, and there’s a lot to see. Check it out here.

The Flash scene with the batarang has been shown previously, but we get a glimpse of Henry Allen and an obvious hint about Barry’s backstory (it’s probably going to be de rigueur in every portrayal of Barry from now on). Plus a bit of tension between the metahumans and the all-too-human Batman, which is always welcome. And Aquaman seems like he may be the breakout star of this film.

The movie will be released in November of this year.

What do you think of the trailer, and the scenes with Barry? Looking forward to the film? Share your thoughts here!

Sneak Peek At The Flash In The Justice League Film

There will be a new Justice League film trailer this weekend, and Warner Brothers has been releasing new posters and quick character teasers in preparation for it. At left, you can see the new Flash poster, and here’s his fifteen-second teaser clip.

Deadline has the teasers for Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman if you’re interested (Superman and Cyborg haven’t been released yet, apparently, but the page may be updated when they are). And be sure to come back here for the official Justice League trailer on Saturday!

More Rewrites on the Flash Movie

Variety reports that Joby Harold is rewriting the Flash movie script, as the studio wants to take the movie in “a new direction” while they find a new director. Rick Famuyiwa left in November due to creative differences with the studio. Harold has two scripts in production right now, a King Arthur film coming this May and a Robin Hood film in pre-production.

Ezra Miller is still signed on to play Barry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons to play Iris West.

The March 2018 (?) film takes place in the DC cinematic universe, alongside Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League.