There is no doubt that the upcoming years will be dominated by several cinematic universe, including Warner Brothers’ DC film slate.
And now, everything is officially going to be awesome because “The LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be developing the story for Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Comics film, “The Flash“.
Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, The Flash (aka the “Scarlet Speedster”, the “Crimson Comet”, and “The Blur”) is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He posses the ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.
There are 4 different characters who have assumed the identity of the Flash: Jay Garrick (1940–present), Barry Allen (1956–1985, 2008–present), Wally West (1986–2006, 2007–2012, 2013–present), and Bart Allen (2006–2007). “Glee” star Grant Gustin is currently portraying the Barry Allen version of the character in The CW‘s “The Flash“.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” actor Ezra Miller is set to play The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Following the success of “The LEGO Movie“ franchise, TheWrap reported that the franchise directors will work on the storyline for “The Flash”. However, they have not signed on to direct the film that will be produced by Alex Gartner yet.
TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider and Mark Reilly of Schmoes Know first reported about their potential involvement through Popcorn Talk Network’s podcast “Meet the Movie Press”. Thus far, reps for Warner Bros. and the directors did not respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment.
Lord and Miller are also being courted to direct a movie in “Ghostbusters” cinematic universe, despite having previously turned down Sony’s offer to direct the “Ghostbusters” reboot.
Lord and Miller are currently working on Warner Bros’ LEGO-branded films, which are slated for release over the next 4 years. The spin-off films, “LEGO Ninjago” and “LEGO Batman”, are slated for release on 23rd September 2016 and 26th May 2017 respectively. The sequel for “The LEGO Movie” is set to be released in 2018.
As for the DC films slate, the list is as follows:
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25, 2016
- Suicide Squad – August 5, 2016
- Wonder Woman – June 23, 2017
- Justice League Part One – November 17, 2017
- The Flash – March 23, 2018
- Aquaman – July 27, 2018
- Shazam – April 5, 2019
- Justice League Part Two – June 14, 2019
- Cyborg – April 3, 2020
- Green Lantern – June 19, 2020
So, what do you think? Do you think the film should be directed by the directing duo? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.