Last October, Warner Bros. announced their massive DC Comics movie lineup that will follow next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of those stand alone adventures is The Flash, set for release on March 23, 2018, with Ezra Miller starring as Barry Allen and Seth Grahame-Smith coming aboard last month to write the screenplay and direct. It has already been confirmed that this movie universe will be separate from the TV universe that includes Grant Gustin's version of The Flash on The CW network. Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with Ezra Miller, who teased that his version of Barry Allen will be more flawed than The CW's incarnation.
"Well, [first] it's going to be a movie. I'd like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak. Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to! I'd like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I'd like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what's most exciting for me in superhero mythologies is when we feel the humanity of someone who is heroic - or the heroism of someone who is a flawed, deeply human person."
It has been rumored for quite some time that Ezra Miller's Barry Allen will have a cameo at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, along with Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. They will form the Justice League alongside Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) before they all reunite again in Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019). The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg's presence in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has yet to be confirmed, but we'll find out for sure in a few short months, when this superhero adventure hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
While there is nothing we know about the story thus far, a report surfaced last month that claims The Flash will have an "armored, tech-based costume." It is believed that the studio wants to make a more bulky costume than The CW's The Flash, to differentiate it from the TV version. That report also claimed that Barry Allen will be working as a forensic scientist, and the character has been described as a "tech geek."
Seth Grahame-Smith will write and direct Warner Bros.' The Flash from a treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Those filmmakers were once thought to direct the adaptation themselves, before they signed on to write and direct LucasFilm's Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie, which is set for release on May 25, 2018. What do you think about these new details for The Flash movie? Stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated project and the rest of the DC Comics movie universe.