For a story about the fastest man alive, the live-action Flash movie at Warner Bros. sure is creeping along at a snail's pace. Not to worry, though, because it'll be well worth the wait, according to Barry Allen himself, the film's main star, Ezra Miller.
“Nothing is ever certain in this world, but as certain as things get, we’re making a f***ing crazy-dope Flash movie,” the actor told Playboy Magazine. “It’s one of my great life dreams, and just the fact that we’re on the way — anyone who knows about Barry Allen knows he may arrive late, very late, but once he gets there, it’s all solved. We have to trust.”
Allen last appeared in Justice League, which didn't do too well at the box office or with critics. However, Miller was one of the major standouts in what many considered to be a lackluster comic book movie. As such, he's getting his own feature based on the 2011 Flashpoint storyline (unless that has changed) by Geoff Johns and Adam Kubert, where Barry finds himself in an alternate universe where Earth's greatest heroes are scattered, downtrodden, or plain old dead.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (co-directors of Game Night) are on board to direct the project, which also stars Billy Crudup (Watchmen) as Barry's father, Henry, and Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Barry's love interest, Iris West. Despite a report in October that Warner was pushing the movie back to 2021, IMDB still pegs it as a 2020 release. Not too long ago, Clemons said that principal photography probably would not start until 2019.
Miller can currently be seen reprising his role as the Obscurial Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.