Sounds Like DC's The Flash Movie Isn't Starting Any Time Soon

Ezra Miller smiling as The Flash

DC's live-action film franchise has had an interesting run so far. Man of Steel was a backdoor pilot for the DCEU, with large ensemble projects like Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice quickly filling out the ranks of the shared universe. But DC has also announced a ton of movies, with no concrete release date in sight. One of these is Ezra Miller's Flash movie, which has seen a handful of directors depart the project since its inception. It's currently unclear when the Scarlet Speedster will finally get his own flick, although actress Kiersey Clemons recently updated fans about the upcoming blockbuster's path. As the future Iris West actress explained,

I mean, we have a little bit of an idea kind of who our director is, but I can't say that. But I talk with Ezra [Miller] frequently and we'll see. We can't say anything until you guys know.

Without a director attached to the project, even the most beginning stages of The Flash's development have been put on hold. And while Kiersey Clemons explained that the studio is circling a new director(s), it's clear that fans shouldn't hold their breath while the upcoming blockbuster figures itself out

News of The Flash's slow development will no doubt be frustrating for DC fans out there, especially given the character's introduction in Justice League. After a quick cameo in BvS, Ezra Miller's Barry Allen became a full fledged member of the DCEU with Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon's ensemble flick. While Justice League was ultimately a box office and critical disappointment, The Flash proved to be one of the film's strongest points-- providing a welcomed change of pace and sense of humor.

In her same conversation with Variety, Kiersey Clemons gave a more specific time frame to ponder, revealing her schedule is booked for the foreseeable future, and that hopefully the project will move forward in a more concrete way in 2019. As she tells it,

What I will say is that they get to approve every job that I do and, so far, I'm not doing Flash for the rest of the year, we know that. I'm doing other things. But let's hope for 2019.

What a bummer. It looks like The Flash isn't moving with its character's speed, and DC is instead focusing on projects like Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984.

The Flash movie has had a hard time toward development, having lost a ton of directors over the past few years. This process, one that has happened twice now, has obviously slowed the movie's planning to a halt. Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were the latest rumored to be helming the blockbuster, although there has been no official confirmation from the studio. Still, it seems like that's who Kiersey Clemons is referencing in her comments.

CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things DC and Flash. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.