Warner Bros’ Flash film has not even begun filming and has yet already gone through a rough journey. Originally announced by the studio in 2014, the untilted Flash film was already supposed to be released and probably be on home release if everything had gone according to plan. Both Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) officially signed on and left the project in 2016. Since then the script has been reported to have gone through multiple huge rewrites. All that is known for sure is that Ezra Miller will reprise Barry Allen previously seen in Justice League. Variety just added something to the list of known details- audiences are going to have to wait longer.
Though Flash never got an official greenlight and release date, Warner Bros. had planned to commence principal photography next March. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Game Night) were reported to have landed the directorial gig after Famuyiwa, but the studio had not officially announced their hiring either. Regardless, considering that the DC film universe is already expanding with projects such as Aquaman and Birds of Prey- it only made sense for Flash to be one of the next productions in line.
Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. plans to begin filming late next year; meaning that the release date will more than likely be in 2021. Not happy with the studio pushing the film back yet again? Well, one can point fingers at Warner Bros.’ other expanding franchise- Fantastic Beasts.
Those who have seen the first entry know that Ezra Miller’s character, Credence Barebone, was left with much to be discovered. The promotion for The Crimes of Grindelwald teases that Miller has more time to shine in this universe. He is already confirmed to star in the third film which begins filming next July. With the Flash script still needing much work, there is no way both can fit into Miller’s 2019 schedule. Fantastic Beasts is set to go, thus leaving Warner Bros. with the only decision to push Flash back to accommodate their leading star.
The site restated what every trade has been reporting for months now- the DC films are currently being reworked due to the lack of success with Justice League. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are currently not expected to reprise their roles of Superman and Batman. All eyes are pointing to Aquaman this December to see how the future of DC films will be handled.
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