The Covid-19 pandemic surely shook the world in every way possible ever since the start of the new decade. With the world’s economy coming to a freeze, among many other things, theaters were also disallowed from screening a lot of anticipated movies to be released in 2020, DC’s The Flash being one of them.
You could say that the movie was pretty much in development hell too as plans for a movie based on the Flash had begun way back in the 1980s. The development of the movie reached a new high in the 2010s when the DCU made huge strides in the movie industry with releases like Man of Steel, but it still hasn’t been released yet, here’s one reason why.
Here’s Why The Flash Keeps Getting Delayed, According To Editor
It’s important to note that the release of The Flash has been on the racks not only because of the pandemic, but also because of a variety of other reasons such as directorial changes (Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, and John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein each departed from the project due to creative differences).
But among the many other reasons for its delay, this one comes from a much more technical background. Speaking with IBC, Paul Machliss, who works as an editor for The Flash shared some spicy information about a new technology that has been utilized in the production of the movie.
For the unversed, it’s common knowledge among DCU fans that Ezra Miller is set to portray two different sides of the Flash, one being your normal Barry Allen and the other being a much darker take on the speedster superhero.
The new technology will be able to help in “getting multiple versions of the same actor on the screen”. However, it is also one of the main culprits behind the delay in the release of The Flash, Machliss revealed in the interview with IBC-
“Warners has charged us with making the best film we possibly can. What I can say is that we’re gonna be utilizing… We’re the first film to be utilizing some very, very new technology in terms of getting multiple versions of the same actor on the screen.”
He says that The Flash will be the first to utilize this new technology-
“I’m very pleased to say that we’re the first, certainly on a film of this scale to utilize it. Probably why it’s taken so long to finish actually. But it’s worth the wait, because it looks fantastic.”
Well, there’s your reason as to why DCU fans haven’t been able to see Ezra Miller in action yet, all for better visuals!
Andy Muschietti Wasn’t Too Sure About The Use Of The New Technology In The Flash
When directors are already used to working on their own ways, terms, principles, whatever you may call it, they definitely won’t want to budge away from that pattern of work they’re already comfortable with.
Such is the case of The Flash director Andy Muschietti, who at first just couldn’t bother to be fazed by the appeal of the new technology (explained above) advocated for use in the filming of the movie by Paul Machliss.
In the very same interview with IBC, Machliss said that he had to convince Muschietti to allow the use of the new technology, which would later prove useful in his work-
“I said (to Muschietti), ’I’ll tell you what, give me two weeks. If you don’t like what I’ve done, if it doesn’t help in two weeks, then I’ll go scuttling back to the edit suite, and you’ll never see me ’til we can join for the director’s cut.”
“The first day, I’m not doing anything much. I’m collecting the media and putting things together. And, of course, the following morning, I show Andy and it’s like, he suddenly realizes how useful this tool is, as did the producers.”
Good things come to those who always try, and Muschietti will definitely profit from allowing the use of this new technology in his efforts to make The Flash a visual masterpiece!
The Flash is slated for a theatrical release in the United States on June 23, 2023.
Source: The Direct