Yesterday, it was reported that Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start date of DC’s standalone Flash film and fans are expressing their disappointment over the delay on social media.
The standalone Flash film was expected to begin production in March of next year, but the start date has now been delayed until late 2019 due to the development of the script and Ezra Miller’s commitment the third Fantastic Beasts film, which is scheduled to begin filming in July 2019. This is far from the first delay for the film and while some fans are willing to wait as long as it takes for the creative team to develop a script worthy of the DC hero, others are frustrated and even questioning whether the project will see the light of day or if it will land in development hell.
You can check out some of the reactions below!
The FLASH movie – which has never officially been greenlit – is delayed again to be rewritten, again.
They could just NOT make a movie nobody asked for.
— Bob Chipman #RehireJamesGunn (@the_moviebob) October 16, 2018
The Flash movie is definitely up there with Gambit in the "this shit ain't happening stages"
— Michael – 3 DAYS (@Westbeasty222) October 16, 2018
So The Flash movie got delayed….again pic.twitter.com/NtkkpBGIiO
— The Flash: in theaters March 2018 (@DCFlashshill) October 15, 2018
My name is the Flash movie(untitled) and I'm the slowest franchise alive.
— 솜 (@somm___e) October 16, 2018
Like almost every DC film that Warner Bros. develops, I think there's a chance the Flash movie with Ezra Miller keeps getting pushed back until it's thrown into development hell. I hope that does not happen, but I'm so over getting my hopes up.
— Connor Behrens (@ConnorBehrens) October 15, 2018
Until I get a solo flash movie I will always be disappointed in what DC has become…okay that is too much but i just want a solo flash movie, is that too much to ask for??? I don’t think I can wait till 2021
— that asian derek (@derek_beier12) October 16, 2018
THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS MOVIE IS GONNA COME OUT BEFORE FLASH AND WE DONT EVEN FUCKING KNOW WHO’S PLAYING HAL JORDAN pic.twitter.com/dVLjNSwwyU
— abs (@jaimercycs) October 16, 2018
WTF WHY IS THE FLASH MOVIE POST PONED UNTIL FREAKING 2021????
— cass | 12 days until wcar ♡ (@colorsofcleo) October 16, 2018
The Flash solo movie will come when is ready. As long as WB gives us a good movie, I'm ok with waiting a little bit.
— Sharon #GenoforSmash (@Sharito742) October 16, 2018
Flash movie now pushed to 2021, I’m not surprised at all
— Loyal-T Saavedra (@IamLoyalT) October 16, 2018
What are your thoughts on the latest delay? Share your opinion in the comments section below!
The Flash has changed directors several times as The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were initially attached to helm the project and even developed the story for the film before departing to work on Solo: A Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm. Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the original script, was brought on board to helm the project before exiting and over creative differences. Dope director Rick Famuyiwa later replaced Grahame-Smith before leaving the project for the same reasons.
Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are currently set to direct The Flash movie from a script written by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold. Ezra Miller and Kiersey Clemons are committed to star as the titular hero and Iris West, respectively.
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