After years of a The Flash stand-alone film failing to materialize, Warner Bros. might finally have the answer.
In the hands of director Andy Muschietti, the long-awaited development of the DC film might finally push through. The director of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s It and its upcoming sequel is reportedly set to lead The Flash on the silver screen.
Three years ago, Warner Bros. announced to Comic-Con fans that indie director Rick Famuyiwa was bringing Flash to life separate to the existing TV series. The announcement followed Seth Grahame Smith’s exit from the project. Not long after, Famuyiwa also left the project to hang indefinitely.
While false starts plagued the film, Ezra Miller who plays the titular role has insisted that the movie will happen. In fact, Miller even wrote a script of his own. That probably didn’t end up well with Phil Lord and Chris Miller stepping in and out of scriptwriting for the project. The latest script writing team-up to exit the project was John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now the most recent to come up with a new draft is Christina Hodson from another upcoming DC flick, Birds of Prey.
Deadline reports that studio sources have insisted that no offer has been made for Muschietti. While DC movies have had impressive hits and terrible misses, the director might just launch Flash with the right momentum.
Muschietti can possibly join the lineup of visionary directors that had the right formula for their own DC movies. This includes James Wan (Aquaman) and Patty Jenkins (Wonderwoman).