I'm pretty sure most of you guys know good and well by this point in time that IT and IT: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti has been tapped by the powers that be behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and DC to take the helm of their long in development standalone The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. Even though the planned Flash film has had more stops and starts than Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2 today we're hearing that the film will more than likely begin filming in 2021.
A full year or more, you ask? Yep. But this is evidently because Ezra Miller needs to finish filming that new Wizarding World of Harry Potter flick Fantastic Beasts 3 before he can fully commit to Muschietti's The Flash. This is a bummer if you ask me. After all, I don't know about you, but I would much rather see Miller make time for The Flash over another Fantastic Beasts movie any day of the week. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm a massive fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series - I just can't really seem to get into the Fantastic Beasts movies. Not sure why.
But anyhow, back to The Flash, and more specifically Ezra Miller. Let me just say that, while I'm not put into the best mood thinking we'll have to wait until at least 2022 to finally see this The Flash film, I'm happy Warner Bros. and DC seem to have a killer amount of faith in Miller's take on Barry Allen. So much so that they are willing to delay their Flash film to accommodate the young actor. But that makes more than a bit of sense to this film-goer as Miller's Flash was leaps and bounds the best thing about Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon's [Justice League} movie.
Maybe I'm just biased though. After all, I have been a fan of Ezra Miller ever since a girlfriend made me sit down a watch writer-director Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his own novel Perks of Being a Wallflower with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. Miller stole the show in that teen romance drama and his performance was quickly followed up, in my neck of the woods, by his scary as hell turn as a teenage mass murderer in director Lynne Ramsay's thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. Since then Miller has continued to impress in films such as Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment with Billy Crudup and Tye Sheridan. Again, I'm not the world's biggest fan of director David Yates' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but I will say Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone was the best thing about those movies as well, hopefully he finally gets to make his Flash movie.
Anyhow, Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson has been tapped to take over writing duties on Andy Muschietti's The Flash before heading off to pen Warner Bros. and DC's planned Batgirl flick. So maybe this means The Flash will get started up sooner than we expect. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, this update comes to us from Variety.