Yet Another Director Is Reportedly Attached To DC's Long-Delayed Flash Movie
Not so fast.
The DC movie universe seems to be thriving once more, following the box office success of Aquaman and Shazam and with highly anticipated movies such as Joker and Birds of Prey set for the release over the next year. One project that hasn't had much luck getting to the screen however is the Flash movie. It has now been reported that It director Andy Muschietti might soon be attached to the movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Muschietti is in talks to helm the Flash film. If the deal goes through, his filmmaking partner and sister, Barbara Muschietti, will produce. The site states that an offer has not yet been made by Warner to Muschietti, but that will happen soon.
The Flash will star Ezra Miller, who previously played the character in the 2017 flop Justice League. However, THR states that Warner will not use the script that Miller wrote with comic book veteran Grant Morrison. Instead the studio is looking to hire Christina Hodson, the in-demand writer who wrote the script for last year's Transformer spin-off Bumblebee and the upcoming DC female superhero team-up Birds of Prey.
Muschietti is the latest in a long-line of filmmakers to be attached to the Flash movie. It was first announced in 2015, with Seth Grahame-Smith hired to direct. Grahame-Smith left the production in May 2016, citing "creative differences," with replacement Rick Famuyiwa quitting a few months later for the same reason. In January 2018, it was reported Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in talks to helm it.
In related news, Muschietti's horror sequel It: Chapter 2 hits theaters in September. Check the latest trailer out here. He has also been attached to adaptations of two separate classic anime titles over the past couple of years--Attack on Titan and Robotech--but there has been no further news about these projects.
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