Warner Bros. pushes back the stand-alone Flash film to a 2021 release
Unfortunately, those who were looking forward to seeing "the fastest man alive" run into theaters have to wait a bit longer.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. is pushing back the start date on the filming of the untitled Flash film starring Ezra Miller. Although, the film did not have an official set release day it was expected to begin production starting in March.
However, reports are suggesting that the script is still being refined and the studio thinks that it won't have enough time to finalize the script in time for its' prior release date.
The film has dealt with a numerous amount of setbacks since its' formation. The film was in a state of hold when Dope director, Rick Famuyiwa, was replaced with Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to write and direct the film.
Proceeding the Justice League disappointing box office numbers, Warner Bros. has recalculated their strategy when it comes to the making of their DC Comics films. The studio has also had problems moving forward with other productions such as the Matt Reeves solo Batman film (Ben Affleck), and the Man of Steel sequel (Henry Cavill).
The studio still has upcoming superhero films on the schedule. The Aquaman film featuring Jason Mamoa releases this December and the Wonder Woman sequel featuring Gal Gadot releases the next year 2019. The studio is also releasing a Joker movie featuring Joaquin Phoenix and a Suicide Squad follow-up written by former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Ezra Miller is playing a key role in the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beast. The third film in the franchise begins shooting in July. This can cause further pushback in the standalone Flash film. The standalone Flash film is now anticipated to begin production in late 2019. This mostly means the superhero film won’t debut in theaters until some time in 2021.