The Flash feature film reboots again as Warner Bros. Pictures continues its attempts to make this project happen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, It and It: Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti is in early talks to helm to trouble project. If talks are successful, he will be the film’s fifth intended director after Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa and the duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were attached to the film until late last year. At the time, reports surfaced indicating star Ezra Miller wanted to go in a darker direction than the directors, who were hired after writing Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was clear the intention was to make the big screen Barry Allen DC’s answer to Peter Parker, but Miller was unimpressed.
In March, he and Grant Morrison submitted a Dark Flash screenplay which was ultimately rejected; although Warners extended Miller’s retainer to play The Flash.
Muschiett’s focus on horror suggests Miller may get his Dark Flash yet, a premise we firmly believe is the wrong answer. Barry Allen is meant to be a light in the darkness — something Muschietti could pull off — but considering all the directors The Flash feature has defeated, maybe it just doesn’t want to be dark. Then again, the arrival of Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson suggests the code may have finally been cracked.
The Flash is scheduled for release in 2021.
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