The big screen, stand-alone Flash movie is getting yet another massive re-shuffle in the writing department.
he Flash, set to be a stand-alone outing for Ezra Miller's big screen version of the character following his gracing our screens in the (hopefully good) Justice League movie out later this year, is a production already wracked by what are becoming some seriously symptomatic creative hiccoughs, travelling from treatment to treatment and writer to writer with increasing regularity. This sort of thing isn't exactly rare for these sorts of massive franchise movies, but it seems especially evident over at Warner Bro.'s DC wing.
So it should come with little surprise that the current iteration of the Flash script (worked up by Dope's Rick Famuyiwa) has been chucked out by Warner Bros., and the project has been handed to Joby Harold, screenwriter on the upcoming Robin Hood and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. His only writing credit before that is on 2007's Awake, a medical mystery which he also directed, and which proved a little divisive among critics.
As far as we know, Ezra Miller, Billy Crudup, Kiersey Clemons, and Ray Fisher are still supposedly on board in the acting department, but who knows what might happen with this one.
The Flash is still officially set for a summer 2018 release, which is looking more and more unrealistic without the studio turning out some bizarre Frankenstein's monster of half-formed ideas. Though given that the last time we saw this Flash was in that nonsensical Batman v. Superman Russian nesting doll of a dream sequence, this writer isn't exactly holding out hope.