Production On The Stand Alone Flash Film Pushed Back

Production On The Stand Alone Flash Film Pushed Back

The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he's positively sluggish. He made his proper debut in 2017's Justice League, whose weak box office returns sent Warner Bros.in a frenzy over the future of the fledgling cinematic universe.

While it was thought filming was supposed to kick off March 2019, it's reported The Flash movie will get pushed further back. Now, Warner Bros.is closer than even to making The Flash happen, but it's facing another setback. That other project is Fantastic Beasts, the spin-off franchise rooted in the magical mythology of Harry Potter. The problem with that is that Ezra Miller is also part of the Fantastic Beasts series. But sources have told Variety that Warner Bros. will be pushing back the start of production sometime late 2019, meaning that we won't be seeing a Flash film in theaters until sometime in 2021. The film never received a formal greenlight nor did it have a set release date, but it had been expected to begin shooting in March.

The Flash movie has had a long gestation. Both Rick Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith were attached to the project at different points in time, but departed due to creative differences. Both superheroes were meant to follow up 2017's Justice League with solo outings of their own, but this year's Aquaman and April's Shazam are the last solo superhero movies on the docket.

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Miller first came into the DC Extended Universe with cameos in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and later Suicide Squad, and then he had a starring role in last year's Justice League.

EW knows that timelines can get tricky in the superhero world, so we compiled a complete rundown of the bumpy road for The Flash.

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