Gone In A Flash? WB/DC Could Replace Ezra Miller As The Scarlet Speedster
In a classic Warner Bros. maneuver, it seems there might be a need to find another person to carry on as Barry Allen in their live-action films.
Per a report from THR, Miller's days as Barry Allen may be numbered because he and the studio don’t agree on the direction The Flash’s first solo outing should go; funny and bright or dark and brooding. Miller is said to be the driving force behind the push for a darker take on the usual fun and frivolity one would associate with The Flash. Coincidentally, the aforementioned fun direction is exactly where the studio wants to take the film.
Warner Bros. are ready to go on the Flash movie, based on a script from John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. But, they’re allowing the current face of “big screen” Barry Allen to write one of his own. Miller has partnered with comic book writer Grant Morrison to write a draft of the darker take on the Scarlet Speedster.
If the studio goes for it, then Miller will stay on as The Flash. If Warner Bros. doesn’t like Miller and Morrison’s script, then Miller could be recast. Per the report, Miller’s contract is up this Spring and I’ve got $5 that says we’ll be looking at the third member of the OG Justice League to be recast.
For those unfamiliar, Henry Cavill’s time as Superman is over and Ben Affleck will not be returning as Batman. Thankfully, both Gal Gadot’s, and Jason Momoa’s solo films were monstrous hits. And with Wonder Woman ‘84, Aquaman 2, James Gunn taking over the Suicide Squad, and Joaquin Phoenix killing it as The Joker, the future’s looking brighter for the DC live-action films.
Unfortunately for fans of The Flash, I’ve got a hunch the studio is going to put Barry Allen’s fate in the hands of the guys responsible for the Vacation reboot and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
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