‘King Arthur’ & ‘Robin Hood’ Scribe Joby Harold Rewriting ‘The Flash’ Film

Joby Harold
Variety reports Joby Harold, writer of the upcoming films King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Robin Hood: Origins, has been brought on to rewrite The Flash movie at WB.

The film has been in stasis since losing director Rick Famuyiwa, putting its original spring 2018 release in jeopardy. The downtime has given the studio time to rework the story in a new direction. Another reason the film is on ice currently is because the delay in filming bumped up against star Ezra Miller’s commitment to Fantastic Beasts 2, which shoots this summer.

The original script was written by Seth Grahame-Smith for him to direct, until he abandoned that post. The latest draft comes from Famuyiwa himself, and that script is apparently the reason WB executives grew uncomfortable with him as a director, leading to his exit. Famuyiwa’s hiring was praised but his departure was met with disappointment in equal measure. It’s encouraging they’re not rushing out the film with a second-rate director and instead trying to get the script right first.

Despite the delays and changes, Kiersey Clemons and Billy Crudup remain attached as Iris West and the hero’s father. Sounds like love of the material and/or contractual obligations to me. Both are great castings and it would be a shame to lose either. Harold has previously written a Twilight Zone script as well.

The Flash is currently unscheduled. Miller, who cameoed in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad last year, can next be seen as the Scarlet Speedster in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, where he joins forces with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg to fight Steppenwolf, in theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: Variety

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  • Marquis de Sade

    BWAHAHAHA!

    • I’m the real Flash

      garbage troll. go back to your Marvel circle jerk.

      • Marquis de Sade

        Awwww *tears*

        • SAMURAI36.

          And here you are, on another DCEU article, trying to incite something. My theory is right. You are definitely a closeted DCEU fan. Hahahaha.

          • Fenix

            Why the corny forced laughter at the end? Reads desperate.

  • Carl

    Why haven’t they officially delayed this yet? Also Ezra Miller is in Fantastic Beasts 2? Weird. Easy solution, recast, he’s wrong for the role.

    • Bernard Angelo Belleza

      why was he wrong for the role?I mean really, why?are you just giving crap on it because you don’t like DC, or DCEU or Ezra for that matter?because you could easily say that with Grant Gustin, who shared NO resemblance whatsoever from how Barry Allen was in the comics, from his physical appearance, down to mannerisms, Gustin doesn’t have any of that nailed down. His Barry Allen is very different from Barry in the comics and in animations. I guess what he has that people loved about him is because his Barry Allen is relatable, and the script worked great for his character, it shows how much heroism and strength Barry has, with or without power. So for me,just by looking Grant Gustin without watching the show, I could easily say he’s MISCAST as Barry. So if both Grant and Ezra doesn’t have anything to resemble the real Barry Allen, by just comparing the two as actors alone, Ezra will totally edge out Gustin in sheer acting prowess.Maybe you haven’t watched any of his movies, his THAT DAMN GOOD.. Read some comics boy,or watch DC animations, or heck,watch Ezra Miller movies.Ezra is a MOVIE ACTOR for a reason, same as Grant Gustin is just a TV actor for a reason..you’ll get what I mean.

      • October_1985

        Ezra is a very good actor, but I think his persona is completely wrong for this, I would say the same for a lof of actors. Barry is relatable and likeable, Ezra is weird and a bit creepy. Gusting, like it or not, its likeable and has the type of charisma Barry Allen need. Me saying Ezra Miller is wrong for the part has nothing to do with me being a fan of CW Flash, its just that I don’t see him for the part. I would have liked someone like Anton Yelchin or Nicholas Hoult,

      • Fenix

        People like Grant Gustin’s Flash because it’s a rip off of Peter Parker.

      • Carl

        Yeah Ezra is wrong for the same reasons Grant was. The difference is that Grant is a TV actor on a TV salary. I wasn’t thrilled about him at the start but the show proved he worked for their version. Is the DCEU going to try to copy that? Why didn’t they get an actor that’s closer to the comic book version? I’ve seen Ezra in small roles like Fantastic Beasts and Trainwreck. He’s the same weirdo creep in those two. As well I hate what we saw of him in the JL trailer and hate how he looks in that awful costume.

        Maybe he proves me wrong but I have no confidence in him.

      • Matias Gagliardone

        I get what you mean between the two Ezra will probably (I only say probably because I haven’t seen anything to even hint at that) do a better job than Grant. But I have to say that as a Flash fan, Barry Allen being my favorite hero in comic books, that I don’t like either of them as Barry. I let Grant’s casting slide because I still had hopes for a better actor in the movies but Ezra being cast as Barry made me so angry and disappointed, even more than Grant because as I said the movie was my last hope to see an accurate reprisal of the role.

    • Max Irons

      The film was delayed, but WB didn’t set for a date yet, Tomb Raider got the slot of March 25.

      • Carl

        Ahh, it’s got to be pushed out of 2018 now.

  • Fenix

    The dumpster fire continues to cling to life.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Jeez, they hired the second director because they liked his pitch, then they developed reservations cuz they didn’t like his script which was based off the pitch they enjoyed? – I don’t know about y’all, but this whole thing here reeks of bullshytt, incompetence, and the inevitable RE-BOOOOOT of the dceu as most of us has come to loathe and pity.

  • Max Irons

    The film isn’t scheduled for March 25th anymore, WB just haven’t announced the new date yet, Tomb Raider got the slot previously set for The Flash.