Disaster continues to strike the long in gestation adaptation of The Flash as its early 2019 production start date has been pushed back to late 2019 or potentially 2020, it’s been revealed…
As we previously reported Kiersey Clemons confirmed that filming has always been planned to start in 2019 but that start date was said to be March. Now with Variety reporting that the script is still being retooled, production has been shunted later in the year.
One of the biggest problems is Ezra Miller’s schedule. The actor is already very much in the throes of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and he’s needed back on set for the third film next July, which is too tight a turnaround for a lengthy superhero movie shoot.
Thus, we won’t be seeing The Flash in its previously announced release date of 2020 and instead it’s more likely to be 2021. However, given the already messy pre-production process, more delays are likely.
We’ll keep you updated.
The much-beleaguered, well overdue big screen adaptation of The Flash is now primed to zoom into production next year, according to star Kiersey Clemons.
Clemons, who’s about to shoot a role in the live-action Lady and the Tramp, was on the red carpet for Variety‘s ‘Power of Young Hollywood’ event and she was asked a few questions about The Flash.
The actress, who will play Iris West, Barry Allen/The Flash’s historic love interest, said, “[Warner Bros.] get to approve every job that I do and, so far, I’m not doing Flash for the rest of the year, we know that. I’m doing other things. But let’s hope for 2019!”
When pressed by Variety as to who the director is, Clemons said, “We have a little bit of an idea.. kind of who our director is, but I can’t say that..” and smiled when asked if it was directors in the plural. This refers to Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were previously thought to have signed on the dotted line to direct.
“But I talk with Ezra [Miller] frequently and we’ll see. We can’t say anything until you guys know.”
Word about The Flash movie, rumoured to be titled Flashpoint, has changed frequently and it was last reported that the film was abandoning its gloomy original plot in favour of a frothy Back to the Future-style caper.
More news on The Flash movie as we hear it.