Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Thanks to Fantastic Beasts, The Flash Movie Just Slowed Down

Justice League Ezra Miller The Flash Variety reports production on DC’s long-in-development standalone movie centered on The Flash is being pushed back to late 2019
Stacy Diaz | 17 October, 2018, 07:44

The film may have been a bomb for Warner Bros., but Miller played his role to perfection.

Variety reports, and Gizmodo has confirmed, that because of commitments to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Ezra Miller won't be available in the window Warner Bros. was considering shooting The Flash in 2019.

The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he's positively sluggish.

The Flash has suffered numerous delays as Rick Famuyiwa was supposed to direct the film, but left in 2016 over creative differences. But studio sources confirmed Monday that a finish line in 2021 was not the target they had hoped for - the best-case scenario had been a March 2019 start-date for filming but that proved too impractical due to scheduling conflicts. The problem with that is that Ezra Miller is also part of the Fantastic Beasts series. DC is trying to soft reboot their universe and I'd be fine with a little more distance between The Flash in Justice League and whatever the new take will be once his movie finally rolls around. After facing numerous delays and a rotating line-up of directors, Warner again pushing back the start of filming on the still untitled standalone Flash movie, which had originally been expected to begin shooting in March 2019.

The Flash movie has had a long gestation.

Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now set to direct The Flash movie from a script written by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold.

"Just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn't completely have his shit together like Superman does", Daley explained in an interview earlier this year.