The Flash (2021)

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In a bid to keep himself involved as the Scarlet Speedster, actor Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to The Flash.

Miller is taking a stab at writing the script for the Warner Bros. project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He has teamed up with Grant Morrison, the acclaimed comics author, to pen a draft that could determine if he stays on as star, playing crimefighter Barry Allen.

The development has bubbled up from a clash of creative visions. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who have been on board the project since January 2018, have a light-hearted approach to the material (and even hail from that sort of background, with credits like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Game Night). And, as sources note, that is the general track favored by Warners, which scored a billion-dollar hit with Aquaman by going the fun spectacle route and is seeing strong buzz on Shazam!, which is wearing its “superheroics is fun” on its sleeve .

Miller is said to want a darker take on the material.

The two sides have been working on compromises since last year but Miller took the initiative to tackle the story himself. He partnered with Morrison, with Warners hiring the two to script their take. It is a rare move for an actor to be so invested in a superhero project that they switch hats, but Miller sees himself as deeply committed to the character.

Despite its namesake, Flash has been anything but in its journey to the silver screen, going through several directors and writers. Miller, however, has been a constant, having been first cast by filmmaker Zack Snyder for the role in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and embracing the role fully in Justice League.

The script could be submitted to the studio as early as next week.

But there could be a lot riding on it. 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 Flash expires May.

Despite the clashes on Flash, Miller remains a presence on the Warners lot. He has played a key character in the studio’s Fantastic Beasts movies and is expected to shoot the third installment at the end of this year.

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"Fine, I'll do it myself!"

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I still hope this gets made, I really like Ezra as The Flash.

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I get the backlash on why people don't want this to be darker, but I'm kind of intrigued to see him pushing so hard to get a script made with Grant Morrison of all people. He must have an interesting idea in his head.

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Fuck I want this version of the script to me made so badly. I love the idea of getting a Grant Morrison superhero story on the big screen.

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DC have run out of excuses for going back to Goyer or whomever, so I welcome this idea.

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Ezra is a very talented actor, he's got such range.

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'Flash' Shocker: 'It' Director Andy Muschietti in Talks to Tackle DC Movie (Exclusive)
Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind the hit Stephen King adaptation It and the upcoming It: Chapter Two, is in talks to direct the action-adventure project based on the DC Comics superhero. His partner and wife, Barbara Muschietti, will produce. joining Michael Disco on the project.
Christina Hodson is also being looked at to write the script.

Also they got one detail wrong, Barbara Muschietti is his sister...

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Hodson wrote "Birds of Prey". That's good sign for that flick if Warner wants to bring her in on another project, they must be happy with how Prey is shaping up.

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Prey got good test screening reactions and I loved Bumblebee.

Nice to see Hodson getting positive reactions to her work.

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