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For other uses of Flash, see Flash (disambiguation).

The Flash is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name. It will be the twelfth installment in the DC Extended Universe, and it is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2022.[3]

Directed by Andy Muschietti, the film will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / Flash, alongside Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Keaton as Batman from Earth-89, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen. Additionally, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, and Luke Brandon Field have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Synopsis

Barry Allen travels back in time to prevent his mother's murder, which brings unintentional consequences to his timeline.

"All hands on deck." ―Billy Batson, Shazam!
"All hands on deck." ―Billy Batson, Shazam!
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Plot

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Development

In 2006, Warner Bros. gave first pick to David S. Goyer to write for a DC film based on a character of his choice. Goyer selected The Flash and began to attempt writing a version for the screen.[14]

In June 2010, Warner Bros. hired Green Lantern and Arrow writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to pen a treatment of the film. The script for The Flash would be based on the recent run by DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and would feature Barry Allen as the first film incarnation of the Flash.[15]

In June 2014, it was rumored that the film would release Christmas 2017 following Justice League and Wonder Woman, and that it would be a team-up film uniting Flash with Green Lantern, the later character not being portrayed by Ryan Reynolds.[16]

On October 5, 2015, it was reported that Seth Grahame-Smith was in negotiations to direct the film.[17] However, on April 29, 2016, it was announced that Grahame-Smith had exited the project due to creative differences. The project would reportedly retain Grahame-Smith's script, which he wrote working off of a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.[18]

In June 2016, it was announced that Dope director Rick Famuyiwa had been hired to direct the film, replacing Seth Grahame-Smith. The studio believed Famuyiwa provided a vision for The Flash that would resonate with young viewers, and also was compatible with the already existing script by Grahame-Smith that Warner Bros. intended to shoot with.[19] It was reported in August that The Flash would begin filming in London, England in January 2017.[20]

On October 31, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Famuyiwa had left the film due to creative differences. Sources claimed that Famuyiwa intended to make a film with more edge, which clashed with the studio's ideas.[21] Other choices for directors included Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, Sam Raimi, or Marc Webb, with Zemeckis and Vaughn as frontrunners. On January 25, 2017, Variety reported that Joby Harold will rewrite the script for the film.[22] At 2017 San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that the film would adapt the "Flashpoint" storyline and would also be titled Flashpoint.[23]

In January 2018, filmmaking duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein entered negotiations to write and direct the film.[24] Warner Bros. also had discussions with Ben Affleck to direct, but Affleck passed on the project and one of the studio's top picks, Robert Zemeckis, was not available due to a busy schedule. Daley and Goldstein were confirmed as directors in March 2018, and in April the film's title reverted back to The Flash.[25] On February 28, 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that the directors will also write the script.[26] On March 15, 2019, Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison were reported to be writing the film's script.,[27]

In July 2019, director Andy Muschietti was reportedly in talks to direct the film with Christina Hodson writing, after Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley left the project.[28] Muschietti was confirmed as director and Hodson as screenwriter.

Casting

On October 15, 2014, it was announced that Ezra Miller would play the title role in the film and both upcoming Justice League films.[4]

In July 2016, Variety reported that Kiersey Clemons was director's top choice for the female lead role in the film,[29] while The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit revealed that Rita Ora and Lucy Boynton were also among the list of top-runner actresses.[30]

In August of the same year, actor Ray Fisher was confirmed to appear in the film[31], but later resigned from the film after an ongoing battle with Warner Bros.

On June 22, 2020, The Wrap broke the news that Michael Keaton was negotiating to appear as his Bruce Wayne from the Tim Burton films.[32] The same day, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Keaton was in talks to portray Batman in a multi-picture deal as a new mentor character for the DC Films.[33] On August 20, 2020, Michael Keaton was confirmed to appear along with Ben Affleck who will reprise his role as Batman in the film.[7]

In September of 2020, Billy Crudup was revealed to be in talks to portray Barry Allen's father in the film.[34]

On February 19, 2021, Muschietti announced on his Instagram page that Sasha Calle had joined the cast of the film as Supergirl.[8]

On March 12, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Maribel Verdu had joined the cast of the film as Nora Allen, while Billy Crudup who was set to play Henry Allen, had dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.[9] Kiersey Clemons, a previous frontrunner for the female lead, was confirmed to star as Iris West.[6]

On March 22, 2021, Variety reported Keaton as having doubts about committing to the project, citing possible scheduling conflicts and problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.[35]

On March 24, 2021, Variety reported that Ron Livingston was cast as Henry Allen after Crudup dropped out. Additionally Ian Loh joined the cast to portray a young Barry Allen, along with Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso in talks to join the film.[5]

On April 19, 2021, The Wrap reported that Michael Keaton's talent agency, ICM Partners, had confirmed the actor's return for the film.[36]

Filming

The Flash principal photography was scheduled to begin in February 2019, with filming taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in the United Kingdom, and Atlanta, Georgia in the United States,[37] but the start of principal photography has been pushed back and is expected to start in late 2019, with a 2021 release date.[38] After numerous delays to the release date, the beginning of principal photography was rescheduled to March 2021 in September 2020.[39] However these plans were possibly changed together with the release date. On April 16, 2021, Deadline reported that production would begin in London.[40] On April 19, 2021, Andy Muschietti revealed a new logo for the film, and confirmed that filming had begun. [41], On August 18, 2021, Michael Keaton confirmed he has wrapped filming on his scenes. On October 8, 2021, filming officially wrapped.[42]

Music

On April 19, 2021, Benjamin Wallfisch was announced to score The Flash. Wallfisch previously was an assistant to Hans Zimmer for Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before making his solo debut for Shazam!.

Release

The Flash was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on March 23, 2018.[43] It was later advanced to March 16, 2018,[44] which was eventually given to Tomb Raider.[45] The project was put on hold after the departure of Famuyiwa, and is now currently projected for a 2021 release.[38] On December 11, 2019, the film was scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022.[46] On April 20, 2020, the film was pushed forward to June 3, 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[47] On October 5, 2020, the film was pushed back to November 4, 2022.[3]

Trivia

  • This will be the first DC live action movie to feature multiple versions of Batman in the same movie - Affleck and Keaton both playing the role.

References

  1. Director Andy Muschietti Describes ‘The Flash’ As A “Beautiful Human Story”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "'The Flash' Movie Enlists Composer Benjamin Wallfisch" - The Hollywood Reporter
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "'The Batman' Delayed to 2022; Warner Bros. Shifts 'The Matrix 4', 'The Flash' and More" - Collider
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Warner Bros.' 'The Flash' Movie to Star Ezra Miller" - The Hollywood Reporter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as He" - Variety
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Kiersey Clemons to Star in 'The Flash' Movie" - Hollywood Reporter
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Ben Affleck Will Return as Batman in The Flash" - Vanity Fair
  8. 8.0 8.1 Andy Muschietti (@andy_muschietti) - Instagram
  9. 9.0 9.1 "'Flash' Movie: Spanish Actress Maribel Verdu to Play Barry Allen's Mother (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  10. Luke Brandon Field on Instagram - September 3, 2021
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "The Flash set photos show off some new character additions" - Batman News
  12. The Flash Film News (@FlashFilmNews) - Twitter
  13. "EXCLUSIVE: Flash Movie Won’t Feature The Flashpoint We Expect, Says Director" - That Hashtag Show
  14. "The Dialogue: David Goyer Interview Part 1" - YouTube
  15. "Warner Brothers Hires Green Lantern Writers for Green Lantern 2 and The Flash" - /Film
  16. "‘Justice League’ Movie To Hit May 2017, ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Green Lantern’/’Flash’ Crossover Coming Same Year" - Indiewire
  17. "DC movies release date calendar" - Entertainment Weekly
  18. "'The Flash' Movie Loses Its Director (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  19. "‘The Flash’ Lands ‘Dope’ Helmer Rick Famuyiwa; He Will Direct Ezra Miller As Fastest Man Alive" - Deadline Hollywood
  20. "‘The Flash’, with Ezra Miller, begins filming in London January 2017" - On Location Vacations
  21. "'The Flash' Movie Loses 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  22. "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  23. "The Flash Movie Officially Titled Flashpoint" - Comic Book
  24. "‘Flash’ Standalone Film Taps Directors John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  25. "'Flash' Movie Writer Dan Mazeau Tackling Ernie Cline's 'Armada'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  26. "New Line Veteran Michael Disco Boogies To Producing Deal, Launches The Disco Factory" - Deadline Hollywood
  27. "'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  28. "Andy Muschietti in Talks to Direct ‘Flash’ for DC and Warner Bros" - The Wrap
  29. "‘The Flash’: ‘Dope’ Actress Kiersey Clemons Top Choice for Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  30. Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) - Twitter
  31. "Cyborg to Appear in ‘The Flash’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  32. "Batman Returns! Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Bruce Wayne in ‘The Flash’ Movie (Exclusive)" - The Wrap
  33. "Michael Keaton in Talks to Return as Batman for 'Flash' Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  34. "Billy Crudup in Talks to Join 'The Flash' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  35. "Michael Keaton Would Break SAG Ensemble Award Record With ‘Chicago 7’ Win; On Playing Ramsey Clark & How He Will Reprise Batman 30 Years Later: Q&A" - Deadline Hollywood
  36. "Yes, Michael Keaton Really Is Playing Batman in ‘The Flash’" - The Wrap
  37. "Warner Bros. Shifts DC Strategy Amid Executive Change-Up" - The Hollywood Reporter
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Flash Standalone Movie Pushes Start Date, Eyes 2021 Release (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  39. "The Flash Movie Reportedly Starts Filming March 2021" - Screen Rant
  40. "Andy Muschietti & Barbara Muschietti Form Production Company Double Dream" - Deadline Hollywood
  41. Andy Muschietti (@andy_muschietti) - Instagram
  42. ⚡️That’s a wrap on The Flash⚡️Day 124 with a fantastic sound team, brilliant cast and crew. It’s been challenging but great fun.
  43. "DC Comics Movies Announced: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Aquaman’" - /Film
  44. "‘The Flash’ movie release date gets bumped up" - Batman-News
  45. "Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Gets 2018 Release Date" - Variety
  46. "'Flash' and 'Matrix 4' Get Release Dates" - The Hollywood Reporter
  47. "'The Batman' Moves Back Amid Warner Bros. Date Shuffle" - The Hollywood Reporter


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