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The Flash is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name.


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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 apparently 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

On October 5, 2015, it was reported that Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to direct the film.[9] However, on April 29th, 2016, it was announced that Grahame-Smith had exited the project due to creative differences.[10] Rick Famuyiwa was reported in June 2016 to direct the film.[11] Filming will start in January 2017 in London, England.[12] On October 31, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Famuyiwa has left the film due to creative differences.[13] On January 25, 2017, Variety reported that Joby Harold will rewrite the script for the film.[14] At 2017 San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that the film will adapt the "Flashpoint" storyline and it will also be titled "Flashpoint".[15] However, this title was later reportedly changed.[16] On 28 Feb, 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that the directors will also write the script. [17] On March 15, 2019, Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison were reported to be writing the film's script.[18], In July 2019, director Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the film with Christina Hodson writing the film, after Jonathan Goldstain and John Francis Daley left the project.[19]


On October 15, 2014, it was announced that Ezra Miller would play the title role in the film and in both upcoming Justice League films.[20] In July 2016, Variety reported that Kiersey Clemons was director's top choice for the female lead role in the film,[21] while The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit revealed that Rita Ora and Lucy Boynton were also among the list of top-runner actresses.[22] Clemons was eventually confirmed to star as the female lead, Iris West.[23]In August, actor Ray Fisher was confirmed to appear in the film.[24] In September, Billy Crudup was revealed to be in talks to portray Barry Allen's father in the film.[25]


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,[26] but the start of principal photography has been pushed back and is expected to start in late 2019, with a 2021 release date.[27]


The Flash was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on March 23, 2018.[28] It was later advanced to March 16, 2018,[29] which was eventually given to Tomb Raider.[30] The project was put on hold after the departure of Famuyiwa, and is now currently projected for a 2021 release.[31]


  1. Director Andy Muschietti Describes ‘The Flash’ As A “Beautiful Human Story”
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jai Courtney Says Playing Captain Boomerang In SUICIDE SQUAD Is Like Playing Himself" - Comic Book Movie
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Flash' Shocker: 'It' Director Andy Muschietti in Talks to Tackle DC Movie (Exclusive)
  4. "‘Flash’ Film Far From Fast: DC Hero’s Solo Movie On Pace For 2021 Release" - Deadline Hollywood
  5. "Warner Bros.' 'The Flash' Movie to Star Ezra Miller" - The Hollywood Reporter
  6. "Confirmed: "The Flash" Movie's Iris West Is "Dope" Actress Kiersey Clemons" - Comic Book Resources
  7. "‘The Flash’ Movie Finds Barry Allen’s Father (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CrudupConfirmed
  9. "DC movies release date calendar" - Entertainment Weekly
  10. "'The Flash' Movie Loses Its Director (Exclusive)" - Hollywood Reporter
  11. "‘The Flash’ Lands ‘Dope’ Helmer Rick Famuyiwa; He Will Direct Ezra Miller As Fastest Man Alive" - Deadline
  12. "‘The Flash’, with Ezra Miller, begins filming in London January 2017" - On Location Vacations
  13. "'The Flash' Movie Loses 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Variety
  15. "The Flash Movie Officially Titled Flashpoint" - Comic Book
  16. "'Flash' Movie Writer Dan Mazeau Tackling Ernie Cline's 'Armada'" - The Hollywood Reporter

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