It looks like Andy Muschietti may be trading clowns for the Scarlet Speedster. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the IT duology Helmer is about to step behind the camera to give Barry Allen his first solo big-screen adventure after previous directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein voluntarily leaving the long-gestating superhero pic. Ezra Miller is sticking around to portray the Fastest Man Alive despite Warner Bros. apparently rejecting the script he wrote with Grant Morrison, to say nothing of the fact that the actor’s contract was rumored to be up back in May. Evidently, things have worked out and Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson is said to be working on a new draft of the script.
The Flash movie has a storied development history, with the likes of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Seth Graham-Smith (who, in addition to writing the script, was also in the running to direct) and Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa stepping behind the camera at one time or another. When Daley and Goldstein came aboard, it seemed as though they’d be staying with the project until the end, especially in the wake of Miller’s rumored exit. With the IT director on board and Miller apparently getting a stay of execution, it’s great to see that the film finally seems to be on the right track. After all, the DC universe has had a lot of success having horror directors take on the likes of Aquaman and Shazam! If these are the kind of artists Walter Hamada will be bringing us, I can’t wait to see what these iconic characters will be like going forward. Hopefully, this news comes to pass, and one of the best directors of the modern era brings us a great film for Ezra Miller’s iteration of the Central City CSI.
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