DC fans will have to wait a little longer for a standalone Flash movie. The movie was first set to start production early in 2019 but has been pushed to a late 2019 start, meaning it won’t be hitting theatres until at least 2021.
The problem is mostly due to scheduling conflicts with the Flash himself Ezra Miller. Miller made his first appearance as the fastest man alive in ‘Justice League’ and since then the idea of a solo movie has been in development.
Along with his superhero role with DC, he’s apart of another project with Warner Brothers in the Harry Potter universe. In ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ he plays Credence Barebone and that’s the role that is causing some scheduling conflicts.
The sequel is set to start shooting in July, making a summer start for the Flash Standalone next to impossible. The DC universe has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions for fans of the comics. ‘Justice League’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ have been major misfires in the minds of critics and fans alike, while the only bright spot in the universe is Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman’ series. They’ve also had some casting issues with Henry Cavil making his exit as ‘Superman’ after scheduling conflicts and Ben Affleck’s role as ‘Batman’ has been shaky, to say the least.
That being said, the future of the universe is brighter than the past. Jason Momoa’s standalone ‘Aquaman’ movie has seemed to garner a lot of attention and fans seem genuinely excited for it. The same goes for Zachary Levi’s adaptation of the kid-turned-superhero ‘Shazam’ which comes out in 2019. A Wonder Woman sequel has already finished most of its production and despite constant delays, the Flash standalone is getting closer than it’s ever been.
Better late than never right?