The world of superhero movies is full of twist and turns, and this story is no different.
In a stunning move, THR is reporting that Ezra Miller has now taken it upon himself to write a script for his Flash solo movie, teaming with Grant Morrison for the project. The move could determine if he stays on as star, playing crimefighter Barry Allen.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who have been on board the project since January 2018, have a light-hearted approach to the material. Insiders note that that is the general track favored by WB, as they just scored a billion-dollar hit with Aquaman, which went for more of a light-hearted tone. The studio is also expecting their next film, Shazam!, to be another critical and commercial hit, given its early reactions praise its fun tone. Miller is said to want a darker take on the material.
The two sides have been working on compromises since last year but Miller took the initiative to tackle the story himself. Miller is said to be deeply invested in the project, but there still remains the possibility that he may walk if WB does not choose his script. Apparently, Miller’s holding deal on Flash expires May.
If Miller’s script is chosen – it could be submitted as early as next week, then it is unclear as to if Daley and Goldstein will walk away.