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.
The Flash solo film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as “the female lead” (widely expected to be Iris West), and is set in the DC cinematic universe established by Batman v. Superman. It’s still on the schedule for March 2018, but losing its director again at this stage may set that back.
I’ve actually lost count of how many directors have been attached to this movie over the years.
Do you think The Flash will be able to stay on schedule, or will Barry Allen’s solo movie be late?
Variety reports that Warner Bros has cast Kiersey Clemons as the female lead in the Flash movie opposite Ezra Miller. Clemons most recently appeared in Neighbors 2, and was featured in Flash director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout indie film, Dope. She’s also been cast in a remake of Flatliners.
Technically, WB hasn’t confirmed that the female lead is in fact Iris West, but it’s a safe enough bet that Variety ran with it in their headline.
Warner Bros. TV schedule is up for Comic-Con International. The Flash TV Show Panel will be Saturday, July 23 at 5pm in Ballroom 20:
Parallel universes…and doppelgangers…and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not, fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show make their annual appearance at Comic-Con to begin giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season.
Violett Beane is set to return as Jesse Wells in Season 3 of the show. No word yet on whether she’ll be the Earth-2 Jesse we know or from another timeline, or whether we’ll see her as a speedster anytime soon. (via ComicsAlliance)
Warner Bros. showed a scene from Justice League featuring Batman (Ben Affleck) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) to the press, and CinemaBlend describes the scene, which shows the first meeting of Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen. The tone is reportedly a bit lighter than most of Batman v. Superman, and the scene tells us a few important things about the cinematic universe’s Barry Allen, and more. Spoilers of course.
According to THR, Seth Grahame-Smith is in talks to write and direct the Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. Grahame-Smith is the author of the books Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (via ComicsAlliance)
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) were set to lead to the project earlier this year, but they got a better offer: A Han Solo prequel film.
In the 11 years since Warner Bros. first announced a Flash movie was in development, they’ve gone through so many directors and writers that all I can say is: Don’t get too attached. Or too upset. Chances are even if he signs on, plans will change again.
The Flash movie, set in the same world as Batman v. Superman, is scheduled for 2018. If all goes well, we’ll have seen four years of the Flash TV show by then. Just throwing that out there for perspective.
Variety reports that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, producers of the LEGO Movie, are developing the story for the Flash movie. As previously announced, the March 2018 film is set in DC’s movie universe rather than their TV universe, and will star Ezra Miller. As ComicsAlliance points out, this suggests that Warner Bros. is looking for a lighter tone for the speedster than they’ve taken with Superman in Man of Steel, which IMO is a good move.
I’ve lost count of the number of creative teams that have been attached to a Flash movie since Warner Bros. first started planning one with David Goyer way back in 2004. But for the first time there’s enough momentum that I see a good chance of this happening (as long as the DC movie universe doesn’t crash and burn first, which is still a possibility).