A Rumor Shot Down
It’s no secret that the Flash solo film starring Ezra Miller has been stuck in development hell for years, with many writers and directors being attached to before leaving. One writer of the script was Ezra Miller, himself, who worked with Grant Morrison. Rumors about that version of the script say it was deemed too dark for the DCEU, which could be why current director, Andy Muschietti, won’t be using it. However, Morrison has shot those rumors down.
Morrison Spoke on the DCEU and the Flash Film Specifically
Morrison spoke with Collider about the DCEU and his work with Miller, saying:
“No, it wasn’t [darker] really. I mean, elements of darkness were there and the material that they wanted us to use [was] the Flashpoint stuff. So, Ezra and I were actually trying to do something that was a bit more —like I say, it’s kind of like just a great science-fiction story. And if you don’t know [the comics], it would have made sense. But I have to say, I mean, I don’t want to talk about that, because somebody else has done their own work on it and I’m sure it will be great. And maybe, as I say this will leak out one day and people can judge.”
He went on to explain how the film wasn’t all that dark, and was actually similar to Back to the Future:
“Yeah, it was pretty good. I mean, I don’t know what they’re doing with it. But it was pretty good. And it was a very different kind of superhero thing. It was more like Back to the Future, I would say, than a superhero movie.”
A Bizarre Ride for the Character and Actor
Ezra Miller’s time as the Flash has been a weird one, with the character serving as the comic relief of Justice League and this long-developed solo outing. He did make an appearance on the CW’s Flash show recently and is set to appear in next year’s Snyder Cut of Justice League.
We Still Have Hope
It is a bummer that we won’t see this version of the film since it sounds pretty interesting.We think Miller can be a really great Flash and hope that this movie is just made eventually and it does the character justice.
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