Iris West actress Kiersey Clemons has commented on The Flash‘s multiple director exists.
The Flash solo film was officially announced in 2014 with a release set for 2018. A number of directors and writers were originally attached to the DC project, including Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Rick Famuyiwa, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, among others. The buck finally stopped with Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson and It director Andy Muschietti.
Filming on the solo DC film has finally wrapped, as the film gets ready to hit cinemas later next year. Details on the film are slim, though we do know that Kiersey Clemons will return as Iris West, Barry Allen’s love interest. Clemons made her debut as West in this year’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, though she’s been attached to the role since 2016.
In a recent interview with Discussing Film, Kiersey Clemons opened up about the multiple director exits and how her focus on the film has shifted.
“Honestly, it’s been so long. I initially came on to the movie excited to work with who was the director at the time, but also excited to be in a superhero movie. Now, it’s less about the movie. I’m excited for Andy, who’s our director now, but now it’s more so, I’m excited for the people who are excited, and who have been commenting on my photos “Iris West” for five years. Like, are you joking? This is for them.”
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.
The upcoming solo film will star Ezra Miller reprising their role as Barry Allen from Justice Leauge joined alongside Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Ron Livingston replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Sasha Calle debuting as Supergirl, and the return of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as their versions of Batman.
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Source: Discussing Film