Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Despite popular belief, Warner Bros. and DC Films have not forgotten about the highly anticipated solo Flash film and according to a new report, this proves that point.
In a recent tweet by Variety film reporter, Justin Kroll, a new script for the upcoming DCEU feature Flashpoint, which is based on the popular 2011 comic, has been submitted to DC and Warner Bros.
The first tweet by Kroll also states that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of 21 Jump Street, are now out of the running for the director’s chair as the pair just signed on to direct Artemis. Kroll also mentions that while Back To The Future’s Robert Zemeckis is still being considered, Warner Bros. is looking to see what other filmmakers can bring to Flashpoint.
Flashpoint, formerly titled The Flash, has had quite a few ups and downs. When the film was first announced, Seth Gramme-Smith had signed on to direct but dropped out of the project. This led to Rick Famuyiwa taking his place but he would also leave the film over “creative differences.” Warner Bros. then turned to King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite of the script. While not specifically named by Kroll, I would assume that Harold is the one who submitted this latest script to DC.
Flashpoint remains one of the most anticipated DCEU features announced as it is expected to adapt Geoff Johns’ 2011 arc that shook the DC Comics world to its core. So far, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Billy Crudup and Gal Gadot are confirmed to be reprising their DCEU roles as Barry Allen/The Flash, Iris West, Henry Allen and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The comic is known for including several big name DC characters so don’t be surprised to hear more heroes being confirmed for this film.
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Catch Ezra Miller as The Flash in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which premieres on November 16, 2017.