Ezra Miller made his debut as The Flash in last year’s Justice League, but his solo movie has been stuck in development hell for quite some time now, having lost two directors, Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa. Despite all the behind-the-scenes issues, though, Kiersey Clemons is still very much on board as Iris West.
Clemons was cast as Iris West while Famuyiwa — who worked with the actress on the 2015 coming-of-age film Dope — was still set to direct Miller’s first cinematic solo outing as The Flash. She was in one of the original cuts of Justice League before being removed from the movie, leading fans to speculate that the role could be recast. During an appearance on Conan, however, Clemons confirmed that she’s still Iris West.
“Imagine if I said no. Imagine if I was like, ‘I’m cut out of the whole thing.’ We talked about it though before so that’s not going to happen. I know I’m going to be in The Flash … Yeah, I’m Iris West.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now at the helm of Warner Bros. and DC’s Flash movie, working from a script by Joby Harold, who recently turned in a page-one rewrite. The project was initially expected to adapt the Flashpoint story arc by Geoff Johns, but it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
Warner Bros. has quite a few DC Films projects on the horizon. Aquaman is up first, hitting theaters on December 21, 2018, followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019. There’s also the Wonder Woman sequel, which is slated for a November 1, 2019 release.
The Flash does not yet have an official release date. Make sure to keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
10 DC Comics Stories That Could Top ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Now that general audiences have seen Avengers: Infinity War, nothing will ever be the same for the DC films. Avengers: Infinity War feels more like an event starring everyone’s favorite characters than a traditional movie, and it will be hard for Warner Bros. to replicate that feeling of excitement for their comic book movies. DC’s counter-part to Avengers, Justice League, didn’t achieve nearly the same level of success and now the studio has to think of a new plan to get their cinematic universe chugging along.
Fortunately, DC Comics has a huge repertoire of epic, personal stories to explore for cinematic potential. While Thanos may be more destructive than the villains in some of these stories, that doesn’t mean these adventures don’t result in real, destructive changes in the DC Universe. After forcing DC’s finest heroes to fight Doomsday and Steppenwolf, two of the publisher’s strongest villains, on the big screen so early in the cinematic universe’s history, WB may want to step back and focus on personal stories. Even if none of these plotlines make it to the big screen, and if they do they would all require some major tweaking, they are all excellent examples of DC’s finest work.
Hit Next to discover 10 DC Comics storylines that could top Avengers: Infinity War.