For The Fastest Man Alive, he sure has a hard time fast-tracking his solo feature.
After numerous false starts, The Hollywood Reporter has the word that IT director Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct The Flash movie for Warner Bros. WITH Ezra Miller reprising the role of Barry Allen/The Flash. This last bit is important as Miller’s contract expired back in May, so it was unsure whether Warner Bros. would keep him in the role or recast.
That’s not all. Christina Hodson, the in-demand screenwriter who reinvigorated Transformers with Bumblebee and wrote Birds of Prey, is being eyed to rewrite The Flash script.
Honestly, these are both very welcoming step forwards for this film. Muschietti has a good working relationship with Warner Bros. and IT became the highest grossing R-rated horror movie of all time back in 2017. Plus, WB has a good track record with giving horror directors its superhero properties. James Wan managed to make Aquaman into a $1 billion property.
However, it’s Hodson’s involvement that has me interested. Bumblebee is a lowkey film that focuses on character over spectacle. If she can bring that Spielbergian magic to The Flash, and show the internal struggles facing Barry Allen (from the murder of his mother, to his father being framed for her death, to loving Iris, to dealing with his super speed) then this could be another solid addition to the DC Extended Universe following Aquaman and Shazam!
It’s noted in the report that “while the studio definitely has Muschietti and Hodson in their sights, official offers have not yet been made.” Let’s hope some contracts get signed as soon as possible.
What do you think of Hodson and Muschietti boarding The Flash?