‘The Flash’ movie is finally moving forward with filming likely to begin in 2021.
According to SuperHeroHype, the standalone film based on the popular DC Comics character has faced endless series of directorial shakeups and script changes over the years.
And now it looks like Warner Bros is finally moving forward with production scheduled to begin at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom with ‘It’ famed filmmaker Andy Muschietti set to direct the film, per HeroicHollywood.
The studio has been developing the movie featuring Ezra Miller as the titular superhero for years now.
According to sources close to the film, production for ‘The Flash’ will reportedly start in April 2021. It was previously rumored to kick off filming in March, but it was clearly postponed due to the ongoing global crisis.
As per HeroicHollywood, the highly-anticipated film will follow Flashpoint comic storyline, which sees ‘The Flash’ navigate through an alternate timeline, with both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, set to appear as to play various versions of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
During an Interview with Vanity Fair, Muschietti also opened up on why he included Affleck’s Batman, among others in the film.
“He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there,” he explained. “This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid.”
“It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”
Muschietti will reportedly direct from a script written by ‘Birds of Prey’ write Christina Hodson.
‘The Flash’ is currently set to release on November 4th, 2022.