The DC live-action universe has had a fascinating tenure in theaters, and is a constant source of surprising news. The DCEU has had its share of peaks and valleys, with Warner Bros. approaching each new installment based on the performance of its predecessors. Unlike Marvel Studios, DC doesn't reveal a full slate of releases, with certain projects stuck in development hell. One of these is the Flash's solo movie, although Ezra Miller recently assured fans that it's indeed happening.
The Flash movie, which may or may not be named Flashpoint, was hit with a serious of setbacks following the disappointing performance of Justice League. A number of directors have fallen to the wayside, with fans wondering of the movie would end up coming to fruition. But Ezra Miller recently put those fears to rest, listing the Flash movie and the delayed Fantastic Beasts 3 as two upcoming projects that are "absolutely confirmed."
This news, which comes to us from a Korean outlet's interview with the star, should be a relief to DC fans who have been waiting for Barry Allen to finally get his own solo movie. It's a project that is a long time coming, as Ezra Miller as announced to be playing The Flash a number of years ago. After making a few cameos in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, he finally got to play the role in larger capacity in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Unfortunately, that blockbuster left something to be desired, and its poor box office and critical performance altered the original plans for the shared universe. Ben Affleck departed from the role of Batman, while Henry Cavill's fate as the Man of Steel is unclear. As for the Flash movie, it hit a series of setbacks, being delayed a number of times.
The biggest problem Flashpoint has had is its rocky road regarding directors. The long gestating blockbuster saw both Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, and John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein depart from the director's chair, further delaying the movie's production. IT director Andy Muschietti is currently attached to helm the project, with the script reportedly being worked on at the insistence of Ezra Miller himself.
While Justice League might have been a disappointment, Ezra Miller's performance as The Flash was a real saving grace for the ill-fated blockbuster. He brought a sense of naivety and youthful energy to the blockbuster, and was a standout by chewing the scenery and making Barry Allen a quirky hero who was still getting his footing at a crime fighter.
The Flash ends up becoming a real hero throughout the course of the movie, even facing off against Superman during his resurrection. DC fans are eager to see what the Scarlet Speedster has been up to since helping to take down Steppenwolf, so hopefully the upcoming movie will indeed arrive sometime in 2021.
The next installment in the DCEU is Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies
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