I feel as I should reference the title of a great song by The Smashing Pumpkins, The End is the Beginning is the End.
Per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Ezra Miller is teaming with comic book scribe Grant Morrison (I won’t get started, I promise…maybe) to write a new script for the much-maligned live-action THE FLASH movie that’s wallowed in development hell for years.
The trade reports that Miller favors a darker take on THE FLASH as opposed to the light-hearted approach by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, GAME NIGHT) who have been on the troubled project since early 2018. (Lest we forget, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Rick Famuyiwa all took a swing and missed on THE FLASH.)
THR also says there’s A LOT riding on Miller’s last-ditch Hail Mary…
If Warners chooses against Miller’s take on the hero, the actor could part ways with the project. Additionally, and fittingly for a hero who races to beat the clock, there is a countdown scenario here as well: according to one insider, Miller’s holding deal on THE FLASH expires May.
Frankly, I don’t see this panning out and I believe that Miller’s run (see what I did there) as The Scarlett Speedster will officially come to an end. That sucks for Miller because he truly loves the character and has a passion for a solo Flash movie.
I suspect Warner Bros. will eventually hire a new writer(s) and director to completely reboot the whole thing. Of course, that doesn’t mean that a Flash movie will ever come to fruition, but maybe the right creative team will finally crack it and a solo Flash movie will come to be.
We shall see, I suppose. But with the troubled history of getting a live-action Flash film made, I’m not holding my breath.
The Batman stuff by Grant Morrison after R.I.P. sucked and ARKHAM ASYLUM is overrated AF. Sorry, I tried. – Bill “Jett” Ramey
“Climb my ribcage to
The replays run for you
Unhook my lights to peek behind the flash
For I am crystal chrome
I am shatter dome
I am kremlin king of angels avenged
To destroy the end” – Billy Corrigan