Fans of Barry Allen rejoice! The scarlet speedster hasn’t had the easiest road to the big screen, to say the least. But, it seems like things may be looking up.
Recently, while speaking with Fandango and promoting It: Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti revealed that The Flash film is indeed his next project. Muschietti was rumored to be the studio’s most recent choice for director earlier this year but nothing was confirmed.
The Flash film has been one of the major casualties of DC’s stalling film universe. Originally set to begin production way back in 2016, creative differences caused two different directors to walk away from the project before cameras even began rolling. Still a top priority though, DC tried to force it through even after Justice League underperformed. Even the star, Ezra Miller, tried his hand at writing a script for the film just to get something going.
DC iced basically every project after the one-two punch of Suicide Squad and Justice League nearly killed the DCEU, though. And since then, The Flash has been in the pipeline but nothing real has materialized yet. The last official update came earlier this year when DC pushed production back again to late 2019. And, depending on how long Muschietti needs to decompress from It: Chapter 2 and its mammoth press cycle, maybe that will hold true. Only time will tell at this point.
The Flash was most recently supposed to land next year. However, considering production hasn’t begun and there will likely be a mountain of VFX work needed to be done in post-production, I wouldn’t expect it until mid-2021 at the earliest.