Flash Standalone Movie Pushes Start Date, Eyes 2021 Release

Lawrence Kim
October 16, 2018

Variety reports that The Flash standalone film-which was tentatively set to start filming in March-is now eyeing a late-2019 production date, which would place DC's speediest hero in theaters sometime in 2021. That would leave the now untitled film potentially set to hit theaters in 2021, but a formal release date hasn't been set for The Flash. However, a script is still being tweaked and the studio thinks that it won't enough time to get the script in shape in order for the film to make its original start date.

That's a problem, because Ezra Miller, the live-wire performer tasked with playing the Flash, also has a key supporting role in "Fantastic Beasts", the "Harry Potter" spin-off series. The third Fantastic Beasts installment is reportedly set to begin filming in July of 2019, so pushing Flash back to a later date will cause less scheduling conflicts.

While details about the Flash film are still under wraps, fans can expect Miller and Kiersey Clemons to lead the project, with the latter finally making her debut as Iris West after being cut from Justice League. Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing The Flash. Dope's Rick Famuyiwa was later hired to replace Grahame-Smith, but then he dropped out months later, also due to creative differences. His exit put the picture in limbo until a new filmmaker could be found.

The Warner Bros. plan to launch the Justice League character in his own solo adventure is now looking more like a marathon than a mad dash. It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor. It is releasing "Aquaman" this December, and next year will bring a "Wonder Woman" sequel. But this same studio is now developing two Joker movies, one of which is forcing extras to pee out the side of locked subway cars and the other, even more obscene, stars Jared Leto.

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