Ezra Miller’s The Flash eyeing a March 2021 production start
According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. Pictures are planning to start production for The Flash in March 2021, which would be five years since Miller’s first DCEU debut as the scarlet speedster. However, it is understandable the said date might still potentially shift depending on the COVID-19 shooting protocols. The outlet also reported that the studio has offered Justice League star Ray Fisher a cameo role as Cyborg in the upcoming film.
DCEU’s solo The Flash film has been in development since 2014 and has undergone a lot of behind-the-scenes pre-production setbacks, including director and script changes. With It director Andy Muschietti signed to helm the project, Warner Bros. has finally dated the Ezra Miller-led film for a 2022 release date. It has been confirmed that Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck will be reprising their respective versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film.
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017. The studio even went so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t sound like this is still the case.
It’s probably for the best that the filmmakers are going to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. After all, the story has already been brought to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A few years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its own version of the story during the show’s third season. With this, it makes sense that Warner Bros.’ film division would want to make something that stands out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering could also be used a means of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.
Set to be directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti, the Ezra Miller-led Flash movie is now scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022. Miller first portrayed the scarlet speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.