There have been off-and-on rumors that a movie version of the DC Comics character The Flash is in heavy development, but things currently aren’t looking so good … or are they?
Comic book scribe Geoff Johns is said to be anywhere from a consultant to a producer on the project, and some Internet sites have said actors have been targeted for the lead role. So things seemed to be going well.
But not according to producer Charles Roven.
In an interview with IGN, Roven said: “Warner Bros. came to me and said, ‘The work that you’ve been doing hasn’t yet resulted in something that any of us, including the filmmaking team, feel could be greenlit as a movie. We’re trying to accomplish something that takes into account the entire, rich DC character world, and we’d like to pull it back. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be a part of it. We just want to take a different kind of approach. Do you mind if we try that?’ If we had something that was really working …”
However, after reading the article, Dan Mazeau — the film’s current screenwriter — contacted IGN to update them on the project’s current status.
“Just to chime in on your latest article: ‘The Flash’ has not been hobbled. Everything is moving forward as planned,” Mazeau told IGN. “I’m still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and — IMO — lots to be excited about.”
So, with Nolan taking the slow approach to another Batman movie , the Superman franchise in stasis and Wonder Woman nowhere near getting a movie, Green Lantern could be it for a while for the major DC characters. Unless The Flash has anything to say about it.
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As a bonus, take a look at some early footage from the canceled Flash video game:
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