Ezra Miller will finally be seen in The Flash standalone movie in 2022. Warner Bros. just announced the release date, along with a bunch more upcoming dates for other projects. DC fans have been waiting patiently for the studio to announce anything about Miller's return as the Scarlet Speedster for years now. Ever since the 2018 release date came and went, fans were unsure if the project was going to happen at all. Thankfully, we now have some light at the end of the tunnel.
The Flash is set to speed into theaters on July 1st, 2022. This is the first time since 2018 that Warner Bros. has announced a concrete release date. The new release date comes over four years after the original movie was supposed to hit theaters and comes after a ton of behind-the-scenes setbacks. With the 2022 release on the way, one can easily see production starting in early 2021, which means we're still pretty far away from anything starting, but it's at the very least, another promise that it's really happening.
Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa, along with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have all been attached to The Flash movie over the years. Now, IT Chapter Two director Andres Muschietti is on board to take on the project. "What captivated me about The Flash is the human drama in it," notes Muschietti. "The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It's going to be fun, too." The director says he cannot promise any horror elements, but he does say the movie will be a "beautiful human story."
Ezra Miller has kept the fanbase's hope alive over the years, despite the setbacks. The actor has never cast doubt on The Flash over the years. However, some fans are going to remain to be skeptical about the news, which is to be understandable. The project has been talked about since 2016 when Justice League was in production. While that movie came out and tanked for various reasons, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have proven that there are still a lot of people who want to see these characters on the big screen in their own standalone movies.
It's believed that Ezra Miller is going for a darker tone for The Flash standalone movie. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein reportedly wanted to write something with a lighter tone and Miller wanted the opposite, which may or may not have been why they exited the project. Miller then sat down with comics writer Grant Morrison to help give the studio an idea of what he had in mind. This brings us to Andres Muschietti, who just might be the right man to bring the project to the big screen after all of this time. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce the new release date for Ezra Miller's The Flash. Is it going to happen for real this time?