Variety is reporting that Joby Harold is to script a page one rewrite of The Flash.
Essentially, this means The Flash is now going to be an entirely different film to what it was before, which means that production preparation must be restarted – and at this stage, that means there’s no way in Hell that The Flash will be released next year as currently planned.
Expect Warner Bros. Pictures to announce that The Flash has been pushed back.
Already, The Flash has had screenplay drafts written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who departed due to creative differences.
Filming was scheduled to start this month.
But a page one rewrite means that the entire process is starting again.
I’m beginning to wonder if we’ll ever even see The Flash.
While it’s good that Warner Bros. Pictures want to get a project right before beginning filming, this is now becoming a regular occurrence.
For The Flash to lose its director is one thing, but for this to happen so many times can only mean that DC Films are creating these problems for themselves.
One thing that would immediately help is to not announce films until they’re ready to be released.
I’d be perfectly happy not knowing what’s coming after Wonder Woman.
It’s not acceptable for Warner Bros. Pictures to have the opportunities that are granted to them as a major film studio that owns DC Comics and not be capitalising on that.
That’s why if Wonder Woman disappoints, Warner Bros. Pictures will be lucky for anyone to even care about Justice League anymore.
These are the people who produced Best Picture-nominated Mad Max: Fury Road.
And yet, the way DC Films are being totally mishandled isn’t even a joke anymore.
I shouldn’t, as a “fan”, need to have only hope that the track record will improve.
Maybe if a biannual release schedule weren’t being used for arbitrary reasons, these films wouldn’t be being rushed, and might be given the time that a good film needs in order to be made.
And it’s not as if it’s the source material: The Flash television series is immensely popular – how come The Flash film is having such problems?
It’s a classic case of jumping the gun; casting a lead actor before anything’s really prepared, and using that as a sign that they know what they’re doing.
Ultimately, Wonder Woman‘s box office will decide if the people have had enough.
Maybe then, DC Films will decide if they want to continue with all their plate spinning.