Grant Morrison recently revealed that his script for Ezra Miller’s The Flash was a huge science-fiction story, like Back to the Future.
Although there’s been a number creatives who’ve jumped on and off Ezra Miller’s The Flash, legendary comics writer Grant Morrison opened up about his script for the film and what it would’ve looked like on the big screen. He explained to Collider that he and Miller worked on the script together and that it was comparable to Back to the Future. The classic time-travelling adventure from Robert Zemeckis recently made headlines after one of the writers behind the 1985 film joked about a line from Avengers: Endgame. Morrison also pointed out that the film from director Andy Muschietti won’t use the script he wrote with Miller.
“Yeah, I mean, Ezra Miller and I wrote that last year, but it kind of, you know what it’s like? It was just one of those things we all… Well, I thought we had a really good version of The Flash and we wrote it as fast as The Flash, because it was so demanding, and it was pretty good. And I think after a few drafts, it would have been great. But the way some studios work, these things just come and go. I think about 15 people have already written versions of The Flash. But it does seem to be going ahead now, but not with the version that we did. I had fun. Ezra came over to the house and we just had a real blast and created the story. And maybe one day the script will leak out into the world. Yeah, it was pretty good. I mean, I don’t know what they’re doing with it. But it was pretty good. And it was a very different kind of superhero thing. It was more like Back to the Future, I would say, than a superhero movie.”
When asked by Collider if it was a darker version of The Flash story like Ezra Miller reportedly wanted the film to look like, Grant Morrison explained it wasn’t but it had “elements of darkness.” The writer went onto say that it would’ve made sense to audiences that weren’t necessarily familiar with the comics, which would definitely be a positive given the dense, multiverse nature of the Flashpoint storyline. Morrison also suggested that maybe his script for the film will leak and fans can see what he means by comparing it to Back to the Future.
“No, it wasn’t [darker] really. I mean, elements of darkness were there and the material that they wanted us to use [was] the Flashpoint stuff. So, Ezra and I were actually trying to do something that was a bit more —like I say, it’s kind of like just a great science-fiction story. And if you don’t know [the comics], it would have made sense. But I have to say, I mean, I don’t want to talk about that, because somebody else has done their own work on it and I’m sure it will be great. And maybe, as I say this will leak out one day and people can judge.”
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Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash 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.
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