Well, here’s another twist in the long-running saga of Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Flash movie, with THR reporting that star Ezra Miller is teaming up with acclaimed comic book writer Grant Morrison to pen a brand new draft for the Scarlet Speedster’s planned solo film.
According to the trade, there’s been creative differences between Miller and The Flash’s current directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Miller is said to be keen to continue with the same kind of tone established by his appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, while the filmmakers are looking to go in a lighter direction, similar to Spider-Man: Homecoming, which they scripted.
Warner Bros. is said to be favouring the directors’ approach, which isn’t surprising considering the success of Aquaman and the early praise for next month’s Shazam!, and so a compromise was reached whereby Miller and Morrison were hired to write their own script, which is expected to be delivered to the studio this month.
The catch here is that Miller’s holding deal for The Flash reportedly expires in May, and so if Warner Bros. chooses not to move ahead with his and Morrison’s script, it is expected that Miller will follow in the footsteps of his Justice League co-star Ben Affleck by walking away from the DCEU.
What are your thoughts on this report? Would you like to see a lighter take on The Flash, or do you side with Ezra Miller? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…