Ezra Miller reportedly working on new script for The Flash
It has been nearly five years since Warner Bros. first announced plans for a standalone movie centred around The Flash, with Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller cast in the starring role of the crimson-clad speedster by the film's original director Bryan Singer. However, while Miller has already appeared as The Flash in both Batman vs. Superman and in Justice League, the standalone movie's road to the big screen has been a bumpy one so far, with several writers and directors having been attached to the project over the last few years.
This weekend there was another twist in the movie's ongoing saga with the news that Miller himself is drafting a script, for which he has recruited comic book author Grant Morrison as co-writer.
The move is seen as a bid by Miller to remain attached to the project following numerous clashes over the direction of the film between the studio and the various writers and directors who have been involved with the project. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are the pair currently attached to direct and have reportedly taken a light-hearted approach to the script, encouraged by DC's recent success on that front with Aquaman and the upcoming Shazam! movie, which has garnered some positive early reviews.
However, it is understood that Miller would prefer a darker take on The Flash's story and has decided to submit his own script for the movie, roping in Morrison as co-writer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller could turn in a script as early as next week.
That will leave the studio with a difficult decision to make: if they opt for Miller's darker, edgier take then they may well face yet another change in director; decide against, however, and its possible that DC could be looking for a new leading man for their long-awaited movie. No doubt we'll find out soon enough which way the Flash movie is headed, but fans may have to wait a little longer still before they see their hero back on the big screen.