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Doctor Omega

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Sounds a mess already!

Fresh script pages delivered on set two minutes before a take. :emoji_alien:

At least DC are consistent!

I also wish that they would tie their tv and movie universes together.
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The Flash seems like the DC character with the most potential for fun. They need to abandon the whole... dark and moody... crap though. That was a mistake from the word go and wont work here. The actor has the right amount of charisma as long as you don't have him standing in the dark looking broody and serious. Stop that!

I still think DC is a car crash though.

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The Flash: Robert Zemeckis front-runner to direct

It’s been over six months since Warner Bros. lost its director for TheFlash, which was scheduled to open on March 16, 2018 when Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) was attached to direct. Since then, the film, set to star Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) has been in limbo as the studio has scurried to find a replacement.

Well, it looks like they are getting closer to a resolution. Sources confirm to EW that Robert Zemeckis is the front-runner for the job. The veteran director of such classics as Back to the Future and Forrest Gump will likely develop the project, which is currently being rewritten by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold. However Zemeckis isn’t locked, and he has another movie to make first — Steve Carell’s untitled adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary Marwencol, which will be released by Universal on Nov. 21, 2018.

Other directors are also in the mix, including Matthew Vaughn, who was rumored back in March as the director the studio was courting to helm Man of Steel 2. Vaughn’s new film Kingsmen: The Golden Circle will open on Sept. 22.

The Flash job has not been an easy one to fill. A source tells EW that two Spider-Man directors Sam Raimi and Marc Webb passed on the position.

We will get our first glimpse of Miller’s Flash on Nov. 17, 2017, when Zack Snyder unveils Justice League, which will see the Flash join forces with fellow DC heavyweights Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.

Warner Bros.’ next foray into the superhero world will be here before that, with Wonder Woman set to debut on June 2.
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I will continue to watch the current DC films, if only to keep the comic book films going. Here's my biggest issues with what DC is doing, though.
-Quit letting Goyer have so much sway. Yes, dude knows his comics, but he takes bits and pieces from many stories and throws them in a blender, and adds little actual story to connect them.
-Add some fucking color to the films! Why film everything in this color drained tone?
-Stop with the brooding (thank you, @Hux). Marvel characters can have serious moments in their movies and not drag the audience down with them.
-The Flash's "armor" looks like shit. The Flash has always worn a special silk blend to minimize drag. Armor is bulky, and will slow a speedster down.

I also wish that they would tie their tv and movie universes together.
Thank you! The shows have been killing it this season! And the actors are brilliant! Gordon Bennett, why is this so hard to understand?

Doctor Omega

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Warners Announces “Flashpoint


Kicking off the DC Films section of its Comic Con panel this year, Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed a video reel that contained a bunch of logos that confirm the slate of films they have in the works and are moving forward on.

The most interesting reveal was that of “Flashpoint,” the title for “The Flash” movie which suggests an adaptation of the famed comic Flashpoint comics storyline.


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Seems an odd choice for the first Flash movie. Messing up the continuity before there is any continuity established. I'm guessing it will have to include other JL characters to show the timeline changes.

Doctor Omega

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Wonder Woman To Join The “Flashpoint” Film?


Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” passed another box-office milestone this week, the film crossing the $400 million mark domestically (now the second highest grossing film of the year behind only Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”), and the $800 million mark worldwide.

The latter makes it not just the fifth highest earning film of 2017 globally, but the highest grossing live-action film by a female director ever. There’s no question the Amazonian warrior is the toast of the DC Extended Universe at this point, so a new report at Forbes today comes as little surprise.

The outlet says Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is expected to appear in the upcoming “Flashpoint” film. Rather than serving as a standalone solo feature, the site says the film has become something more akin to a team-up film ala “Captain America: Civil War”. In the way that film was effectively “Avengers 2.5,” “Flashpoint” could well serve as “Justice League 1.5”.

The site says the film will feature “several additional DC superheroes” but doesn’t indicate what others or if that includes other heroes not yet introduced. They also suggest that the film is targeting a 2020 release date.

Warners has previously set aside February 14th 2020 and July 5th 2020 release dates for mysterious DC films. At present the studio only has four DC films officially on the way – “Justice League” this November, “Aquaman” late next year, and “Shazam” and “Wonder Woman 2” in 2019.

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The “Flashpoint” Script Has Been Turned In


Warner Bros. Pictures have reportedly just received Joby Harold’s latest draft of the script for “Flashpoint,” the upcoming DC Extended Universe film which puts the focus on The Flash (Ezra Miller).

So far the project has had four directors attached and depart, with Robert Zemeckis said to be the front runner to take on the project now. With the script mostly done, that should firm up soon.

Variety’s Justin Kroll, who broke the news on Twitter adds that it’s unlikely that previously linked directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return – especially as they have just jumped onto “Artemis” as their next film.

The studio is reportedly in no rush on the project and is still planning to take meetings with other filmmakers. It has been confirmed recently that Wonder Woman will be in the film.

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“Flashpoint” Depends On “League” Performance?


Its been a rocky road for the DCEU, and next month’s “Justice League” is being seen as a watershed moment. Can the troubled and costly production overcome its issues and keep the momentum that came with “Wonder Woman” going?

There’s certainly been a lessening of the emphasis on a joint DC cinematic universe recently, and its likely the performance of “Justice League” will determine whether Warners will pursue more standalones or try again with another team-up project down the line. Warners is now taking its time with these movies, which can only be a good thing.

In a Meet the Movie Press episode (via Batman News) this week, Variety reporter Justin Kroll indicated that Warners is currently waiting to see how “Justice League” performs both critically and financially before moving ahead with plans for multiple superhero movies a year. Specifically its indicated that the fate of “Flashpoint,” the standalone movie focused on Ezra Miller’s The Flash, will depend upon that “Justice League” performance.

Despite its Flash-centric focus, “Flashpoint” is said to be like a “Justice League 1.5,” bringing together multiple heroes. For now “Aquaman” late next year, “Shazam” in early 2019 and “Wonder Woman 2” in late 2019 are the only DCEU films that have been set for release, though “The Batman,” “Batgirl” and a “Suicide Squad” sequel amongst others are all in early development.

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“Vacation” Directors Helm “The Flash” Film


Warner Bros. Pictures has set John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the directors of “Vacation” and the upcoming “Game Night,” have entered negotiations to helm the DC films entry “Flashpoint”.

The project has been on hold while actor Ezra Miller has been filming the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, but with his schedule now clear and with a fresh rewrite of the script that leans more comedic than previously indicated, the studio has picked the pair to take the helm of this DC extended universe film focused on Miller’s The Flash.

Daley and Goldstein are also the writers of the “Horrible Bosses” films and have experience in the superhero genre, penning the first drafts for last year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. It has previously been reported that several different members of the Justice League cast will reprise their roles, but with the new draft it’s not clear if any will still appear.

Both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa were previously attached to the film and dropped out, while Robert Zemeckis was the most recently rumored candidate to take over.

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“Flashpoint” Directors Still Aren’t Signed On


At present only three DC films are definitely on the way – “Aquaman” at the end of this year, and both “Shazam!” and the “Wonder Woman” sequel next year.

Several others are likely as well, such as the “Suicide Squad” sequel and “The Batman,” but arguably the most likely to go forward next is the “The Flash: Flashpoint” film which sees the return of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash.

At last report “Vacation” helmers and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in charge of directing the project, the pair succeeding both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa who were previously attached.

Out this week promoting their new comedy “Game Night,” the pair tell THR they haven’t started work on “The Flash” because neither of them have yet signed any contracts. Daley says: “We’re still negotiating. Deals are in the works right now. Hopefully, it will work out.”

The Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman-led “Game Night,” which opens this week, has scored surprisingly very good reviews – not something you see everyday for a studio comedy. If they close their deals though, expect the film to then move forward fast.

Earlier this week That Hashtag Show reported that the project is aiming to start shooting in London in the second half of this year with a budget of over $100 million and plenty of time being left for VFX work. Additionally Jess Hall (“Ghost in the Shell”) is reportedly being sought to serve as cinematographer.

The site also claims the film’s villain will be that of Dr. Arthur Light, while Reverse-Flash/Eobard Thawne will be “included in an interesting way”. Other characters apparently include Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Billy Crudup (Henry Allen), Iris West (Kiersey Clemons) along with the yet to be cast Officer Fred Chyre, Det. Jered Morillo, Caitlin Snow, Captain Cold, and Heatwave.

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“The Flash” Directors Close Their Deal


“Vacation” and “Game Night” writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have officially closed their deal to direct “The Flash” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The pair entered negotiations in January to direct the film, titled “Flashpoint,” but during the press rounds in recent weeks they surprised with the news their deal wasn’t closed.

Now Collider reports that according to their sources, the deal is now done, with Daley sending out a tweet indicating as much. Ezra Miller reprises his role as The Flash from “Justice League” in the new film with the pair likely to tweak the script. Their last superhero project was “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on which they did the script (but didn’t direct).

No production schedule for The Flash film has yet been set.

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“Joker,” “Flash” & More DC Film News

For now there’s only three DC films on the schedule – “Aquaman” for Dec 2018, “Shazam” for early 2019, and “Wonder Woman 1984” which just began filming this week. Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” is also in development with the first draft of the script is now with the studio.

Also in development is the Joaquin Phoenix-led The Joker film which is expected to launch a new sub-label under the DC Films division, possibly labelled DC Black, and is said to be sporting a 1980s gangster tone and an economical $55 million budget.

Then there’s “The Flash” movie starring Ezra Miller which will now be a much lighter and more fun affair. John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein helm the film which will begin production in early 2019 and will likely be the next DCEU film to go into production.

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“The Flash” Movie Production Delayed


In the wake of the poor response to “Justice League,” Warner Bros. Pictures has been forced to overhaul its strategy for its DC Extended Universe films – putting many that were in development on the backburner.

Those that were already well planned and scheduled, “Aquaman,” “Shazam” and “Wonder Woman 1984,” have gone ahead and have adopted the new approach – one focused on a lighter, breezier and more standalone take with little or no interconnective tissue.

The others, however, appear to have effectively stalled – the biggest being “The Flash” solo film which has now lost several scribes and directors in its race to the big screen. Now Variety reports that Warners has once again delayed the start of production on the film – pushing it from March 2019 to sometime very late 2019.

That means the earliest we’ll see “The Flash” film will be in 2021. Part of the problem is due to scripting issues, and another is star Ezra Miller’s schedule due to his commitments to a key role in the studio’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. Miller is slated to shoot his part in the third film starting next Summer and running well into the Fall.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are still slated to direct “The Flash”.

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“The Flash” Film Gets Rewrites, New Producer


“Game Night” writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been attached to direct “The Flash” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films since late last year, now they’ve got another job.

The pair are also set to re-write the project, taking over the previous incarnation of the script which was to be a “Flashpoint” adaptation penned by Joby Harold (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”). How extensive Daley and Goldstein’s re-writes will be are unknown. The pair also penned “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

In addition, New Line exec veteran Michael Disco has boarded the project along with his newly launched production company The Disco Factory which recently signed on to become a part of “The Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark”.

The news comes in the wake of comments by Warners head Kevin Tsujihara last week who confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that the studio is moving fully forward with a standalone strategy for the near future:

“The universe isn’t as connected as we thought it was going to be five years ago. You’re seeing much more focus on individual experiences around individual characters. That’s not to say we won’t at some point come back to that notion of a more connected universe. But it feels like that’s the right strategy for us right now.”

So far “The Flash” movie does not yet have a production start date let alone a release date, but Ezra Miller is still attached to star as Barry Allen.

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Warners is targeting a November start of filming on “The Flash” movie. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” writers and “Game Night” directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will pen and direct the film which still has Ezra Miller slated to reprise the role of Barry Allen. That film still doesn’t have a release date as yet.

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Ezra Miller To Write “The Flash”?


He’s a keen fan of the character and he played him already for “Justice League,” but now Ezra Miller is taking his love of The Flash one step further.

Miller and celebrated comics author Grant Morrison are teaming up to take a shot at the script for “The Flash” standalone film at Warner Bros. Pictures. The pair will reportedly pen a draft that could determine if Miller stays onboard the film.

The project has been stuck in development for a while and is currently the subject of clashing creative visions. The films’ current writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (“Game Night,” “Vacation”) want to take a light-hearted approach to the material – as does the studio.

Miller, who sees himself as deeply committed to the character, wants a darker take on the material and the two sides have been working on compromises since last year.

So, Miller took the initiative to tackle the story himself. He and Morrison partnered with Warners hiring the two to script their take which could be submitted to the studio as early as next week.

Miller’s holding deal on “The Flash” reportedly expires May which means the studio will have to make a decision soon.