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The Flash is an upcoming 2022 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]

Synopsis

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Plot

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Development

On June 9, 2010, Green Lantern and Arrow writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim were hired to pen a treatment of the film. The Flash script will be based on the recent run by DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and will feature Barry Allen as the first film incarnation of the Flash.[11]

In June 2014 it was hinted that the film would release in late 2017 and would be a team-up film also including Green Lantern.[12]

On October 5, 2015, it was reported that Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to direct the film.[13] However, on April 29, 2016, it was announced that Grahame-Smith had exited the project due to creative differences.[14] Rick Famuyiwa was reported in June 2016 to direct the film.[15] Filming will start in January 2017 in London, England.[16] On October 31, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Famuyiwa has left the film due to creative differences.[17] 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.[18] At 2017 San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that the film will adapt the "Flashpoint" storyline and it will also be titled "Flashpoint".[19] However, this title was later reportedly changed.[20] On 28 Feb 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that the directors will also write the script. [21] On March 15, 2019, Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison were reported to be writing the film's script.,[22] In July 2019, director Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the film with Christina Hodson writing the film, after Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley left the project.[23] 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,[24] while The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit revealed that Rita Ora and Lucy Boynton were also among the list of top-runner actresses.[25]

In August of the same year, actor Ray Fisher was confirmed to appear in the film[26], 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.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29]

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.[30]

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.[31]

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,[32] but the start of principal photography has been pushed back and is expected to start in late 2019, with a 2021 release date.[33] After numerous delays to the release date, the beginning of principal photography was rescheduled to March 2021 in September 2020.[34] However these plans were possibly changed together with the release date. On April 16, 2021, Deadline reported that production would begin in London.[35] On April 19, 2021, Andy Muschietti revealed a new logo for the film, and confirmed that filming had begun. [36]

Music

On April 19, 2020, 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.[37] It was later advanced to March 16, 2018,[38] which was eventually given to Tomb Raider.[39] The project was put on hold after the departure of Famuyiwa, and is now currently projected for a 2021 release.[33] On December 11, 2019, the film was scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022.[40] On April 20, 2020, the film was pushed forward to June 3, 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[41] 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
  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 Henry Allen (EXCLUSIVE)
  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. "EXCLUSIVE: Flash Movie Won’t Feature The Flashpoint We Expect, Says Director" - That Hashtag Show
  11. "Warner Brothers Hires Green Lantern Writers for Green Lantern 2 and The Flash" - /Film
  12. "‘Justice League’ Movie To Hit May 2017, ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Green Lantern’/’Flash’ Crossover Coming Same Year" - Indiewire
  13. "DC movies release date calendar" - Entertainment Weekly
  14. "'The Flash' Movie Loses Its Director (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  15. "‘The Flash’ Lands ‘Dope’ Helmer Rick Famuyiwa; He Will Direct Ezra Miller As Fastest Man Alive" - Deadline Hollywood
  16. "‘The Flash’, with Ezra Miller, begins filming in London January 2017" - On Location Vacations
  17. "'The Flash' Movie Loses 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  18. "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  19. "The Flash Movie Officially Titled Flashpoint" - Comic Book
  20. "'Flash' Movie Writer Dan Mazeau Tackling Ernie Cline's 'Armada'" - The Hollywood Reporter
  21. "New Line Veteran Michael Disco Boogies To Producing Deal, Launches The Disco Factory" - Deadline Hollywood
  22. "'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  23. "Andy Muschietti in Talks to Direct ‘Flash’ for DC and Warner Bros" - The Wrap
  24. "‘The Flash’: ‘Dope’ Actress Kiersey Clemons Top Choice for Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  25. Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) - Twitter
  26. "Cyborg to Appear in ‘The Flash’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  27. "Batman Returns! Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Bruce Wayne in ‘The Flash’ Movie (Exclusive)" - The Wrap
  28. "Michael Keaton in Talks to Return as Batman for 'Flash' Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  29. "Billy Crudup in Talks to Join 'The Flash' (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  30. 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
  31. Yes, Michael Keaton Really Is Playing Batman in ‘The Flash’
  32. "Warner Bros. Shifts DC Strategy Amid Executive Change-Up" - The Hollywood Reporter
  33. 33.0 33.1 "Flash Standalone Movie Pushes Start Date, Eyes 2021 Release (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  34. "The Flash Movie Reportedly Starts Filming March 2021" - Screen Rant
  35. Andy Muschietti & Barbara Muschietti Form Production Company Double Dream
  36. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN2nqn9gnaB/
  37. "DC Comics Movies Announced: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Aquaman’" - /Film
  38. "‘The Flash’ movie release date gets bumped up" - Batman-News
  39. "Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Gets 2018 Release Date" - Variety
  40. "'Flash' and 'Matrix 4' Get Release Dates" - The Hollywood Reporter
  41. "'The Batman' Moves Back Amid Warner Bros. Date Shuffle" - The Hollywood Reporter


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