Warner Bros.’ long fought The flash movie, a movie that has had more announcements and changes about its release date in recent years than we can even keep up with, is finally (well, we’ll see) on track to hit theaters on June 23, 2023 And while the DCEU has had no part in drama, shattered hopes and mixed expectations in recent years, no project has experienced more confusion and sadness than The flashwith something on the order of half a dozen directors and screenwriters who have become attached to the project at various times since it was initially announced in October 2014 (and that doesn’t even count all the other scripts and efforts to The flash to the big screen in the pre-DCEU era, something I really should talk about one of these days).
But The flash finally found his footing, with It director Andy Muschietti behind the camera and a seemingly top-notch script by Christina Hodson (the brilliant but underappreciated Bumblebeeand the even more controversial batgirl movie). Not only that, the movie promised a virtual party for DC fans, apparently based on the… flash point storyline in the comics, and with a multiverse spanning element that allows Michael Keaton to return as Batman, not to mention the introduction of Supergirl into the DCEU. Doesn’t seem to be missed, right?
Well, it would be, were it not for the ongoing legal troubles of star Ezra Miller, whose reportedly very non-superhero-esque behavior included allegations of sexual assault, harassment and more. Just today, the actor pleaded not guilty to… a felony burglary charge in the state of Vermont, which, if found guilty, could lead to a substantial jail term. Calls to recast the role from certain corners of the fandom seem unrealistic, such as: The flash main photography wrapped up a long time ago, and re-shoots with the film’s title character would be way too expensive to consider. What does that mean when? The flash eventually sprints to theaters, it will be Miller under the hood, with the actor even making recent reshoots after their public apology and promise to continue treatment.
Despite all this, the studio is so confident The flash that it has reportedly been shown in several early releases to a number of insiders in recent months, and that the feedback and buzz has been encouraging. But what is especially surprising is that (according to a report from THR), the studio went so far as to have a script made for The Flash 2and that it has already been submitted. The screenplay was written by billion-dollar writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick Aquarius and the upcoming sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. It is quite remarkable that a script for a Flash the sequel is already in the bag, as the constantly changing corporate structure and lack of consistent leadership at Warner Bros.’ DC Films division. made the kind of future plans that their main competition at Marvel Studios has been doing so well ever since, but has been impossible Justice League became a seemingly never-ending circus of behind-the-scenes drama, bizarre internet reactions, reaction-to-reaction, and more general craziness.