It: Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti has finally responded to the rumors that he’s directing The Flash.
Fandango’s Erik Davis was able to speak with Muschietti about the reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has tapped him to direct the superhero blockbuster. While Muschietti didn’t confirm the reports he did not deny them either, stating that he can’t talk about it yet. He also alluded to the possibility that it may not be his next project following It: Chapter Two, which premieres in September; Muschietti was able to explain that it is because he would like to a few months off once the red carpet rolls out for the Stephen King-based horror film.
Based on this it is looking like Muschietti isn’t exactly committed to The Flash yet and may still be in talks.
Production on The Flash has been mired in controversy. The latest directors to be attached to the film John Francis Daley and jonathan Goldstein were confirmed to have departed last month. Sources close to the project have stated that their decision to leave the project came after creative clashes with the film’s star, Ezra Miller. According to these sources the dispute was over what tone the film should have, with Miller favoring a darker take. They unfortunately could not come to a compromise and thus the Game Night directors were left with no choice but to bow out.
Miller decided to partner up with DC Comics writer Grant Morrison to pen a new script that was more in line with what he had in mind for the Scarlet Speedster. The studio seemingly rejected the script in favor of a newer one that will be penned by Birds of Prey and Batgirl screenwriter Christina Hodson.
If Muschietti accepts the position he would be the third New Line Cinema horror director to direct a DC Extended Universe film. The other two are Shazam‘s David F. Sandberg and Aquaman‘s James Wan.
The Flash currently does not have a release date.
Ezra Miller’s was last seen as The Flash in Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder, with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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