The Hollywood Reporter has revealed John Frances Daily and Jonathan Goldstein are no longer attached to direct DC’s standalone movie centered on The Flash. Instead, Warner Bros. is in talks with IT director Andy Mushcietti to take over the project which still has Ezra Miller set to star.
In addition, the trade also reports that the studio is eyeing Bumblebee and Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson to write the script. DC Comics writer Grant Morrison and Ezra Miller himself were writing the most recent draft of the script, however, it seems the studio will not be going forward with their take on the project.
John Frances Daily and Jonathan Goldstein, who were hired for the job thanks to their success with Game Night reportedly dropped out of the project voluntarily. While no new deals have yet to be made, his wife and IT producer Barbara Muschietti will produce the project with Michael Disco. Warners is hoping to be in prep mode by January 2020.
Creative differences have long plagued The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. While the project finally seemed to be gaining some momentum with John Frances Daily and Jonathan Goldstein on board, Ezra Miller, who was initially cast as the character in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman began clashing with the directing duo who favored a lighter take rather than the darker vision Ezra Miller had for the character. After months of compromising with each other, John Frances Daily and Jonathan Goldstein opted to bow out entirely. While the studio rejected Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison’s script for the film, Ezra Miller remains attached to star in the film.
First with James Wan’s Aquaman, and David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, Warner Bros. will be continuing the trend of bringing over their successful horror directors to the DCEU with Andy Muschietti who will conclude the IT franchise with IT: Chapter Two later this year. As for the script,
Christina Hodson was also hired to write the script for DC’s Batgirl project, in addition to DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey spin-off which features Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn.
So what do you think? Is Andy Muschietti a good choice to direct The Flash movie? Are you happy Ezra Miller is still attached to play The Flash? Let us know in the comments below.
Ezra Miller’s was last seen as The Flash in Justice League. Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos