‘The Flash’ Cinematographer Says ‘It’s Not Really A Comic Book Movie’

The DP also shot The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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The Flash cinematographer Henry Braham opened up about his work on the upcoming DC film starring Ezra Miller.

Andy Muschietti became the director to finally get The Flash solo movie with Ezra Miller off the ground. Collider recently got the chance to speak with his cinematographer, Henry Braham, who shared an update on how things are progressing:

“[The Flash is] going great. I mean, it’s a complex movie, and it’s a fantastic concept of bringing in the generations of these kind of comic books. Again, it’s not really a comic book movie. It’s not based in reality, but it’s a much more kind of technically complex — I think all the filmmakers are really keen that the technical complexity of the storytelling doesn’t get in the way of just good quality filmmaking. Hopefully, I don’t think it’ll ever come across as a superhero movie. It will come across as a movie, and that’s what it is. I think that’s the way these things need to go. We need to be making great, great, great films that happen to have superheroes who have truthful characters behind them, with all the character flaws that we find in humanity.”

Henry Braham also discussed what it’s been like working with Michael Keaton, the massive scale of Ezra Miller’s Flash film, and his take on comic book movies:

“It’s a pleasure working with the cast, as they’re fantastic. Michael, of course, is a genius, and it’s wonderful to see him recreate that role but in the present day. It’s wonderful. I think the movie has a massive scope, and I’m lucky to be able to work on movies I’d like to go and see. I’m not really interested in comic book movies. I’m interested in movies that take me on a journey, an emotional journey and a visual journey.”

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash stars Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdu, and Ron Livingston.

The film will be inspired by the Flashpoint comic storyline, which followed The Flash as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles. It is currently unknown how much inspiration the upcoming Ezra Miller film will take from the comic.

The Flash is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Stat tuned for all the latest news surrounding the Ezra Miller film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Collider

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.