Warner Bros. initially relied on the producers of Spider-man: Crossing the Multiverse to write The Flash, and it could be very different from what we will see in theaters
The producers of Spider-Man: Crossing the MultiversePhil Lord and Chris Miller, were selected to write a summary of the history of The Flash In 2015, they finally did not continue with the project, and with the premiere of the new Spider-verse movie they have revealed what plans they had for the scarlet runner from DC Comics.
There are many filmmakers who came to be linked to The Flash’s solo film project, names like Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter), Rick Famuyiwa (The Mandalorian), John Francis Daley (Dungeons and dragons) or Jonathan Goldstein left the project due to “creative differences.” However, back in 2015, we learned that the directors of The Lego Movie and producers of Spider-Man: Crossing the MultiversePhil Lord and Chris Miller, had met with Warner Bros. to write a story outline for the film.
Fans were understandably excited, but then no further news was heard about it until rumors began to surface in 2017 that they might direct the film.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmakers confirmed that they wrote a script treatment in 2015 and were informed of Zack Snyder’s plans for his DCEU.
This is what they said:
“It involved time travel, but it wasn’t a multiversal story,” Miller said of his take on The Flash. “So I think it’s safe to say this is something unique.”
“There are definitely some things that were in the trailers that I’ve seen that were similar to things that are in our treatment, but I’m sure from what I know now of the story, it looks quite different than we thought.”
Lord added jokingly: “A lot of our treatment was about how much food I had to eat.”
To the best of our knowledge, Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn screenwriter Christina Hodson is now the only credited screenwriter for The Flash, quite a surprise when so many writers have worked on the film since it was first announced. Over the weekend, we learned that Aquaman’s David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has written a sequel that features appearances from Keaton’s Batman and Calle’s Supergirl.
Whether or not the sequel will come to fruition is hard to guess, though future plans for The Flash at DC Studios will likely become clearer based on box office receipts for the Ezra Miller-starring film, and his mental health outing. of its star that has given the studio so many headaches.
Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel through time and change the events of the past. Barry attempts to save the family from him but unknowingly alters the future and is trapped in a reality where General Zod has returned and threatens annihilation, but there are no Super Heroes to turn to. Unless Barry can persuade a very different Batman to come out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…even if it’s not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world he finds himself in and return to the future he knows, Barry’s only hope is to fight to stay alive. But will this latest sacrifice be enough to restart the universe?
The cast of Flash also includes the young promise Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon (Bullet Train, Man of Steel), Ron Livingston (Loudermilk, Warren Files: The Conjuring), Maribel Verdú (Elite, And Your Mom Too), Kiersey Clemons (Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Sweetheart), Antje Traue (King of Ravens, Man of Steel), Michael Keaton (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Batman) and Ben Affleck (Air, Justice League).
The Flash opens in theaters on June 16. You can catch appearances by Ezra Miller’s The Flash with your subscription to HBO MAX.