It's been a while since Man of Steel, but in a little less than a year, with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the DC Movieverse will explode. Even if some fans aren't too enthusiastic about it in the end, Dawn of Justice is bound to be a box office hit based on the sheer unprecedented scope of it, and a host of movies are set to follow, including standalone films for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash, who'll be played by Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
Most of the fan focus so far has been on the Wonder Woman film, in part because it's coming first and in part because it's a significant milestone for both the character and for our shared universe age of superhero cinema, but Warner Bros. has a whole host of other superhero films to develop, and late last week we heard an interesting report on The Flash front. On an episode of the Meet The Movie Press webseries posted Thursday, Jeff Sneider of The Wrap dropped this little piece of news: Warner Bros. seems to be after writers, directors and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to helm The Flash.
“We’ve heard a bit of a tug of war going on between Warner Bros. and Sony, which would like the same two directors for one of its big franchise movies…," Sneider said. "If Warner Bros. wanted them for The Flash, and Sony wanted them for a Ghostbusters movie, which would Lord and Miller do?”
Lord and Miller are sought-after talents with a reputation for making hits, and as a result they're very busy right now. They're writing the sequel to The LEGO Movie and producing its spinoffs LEGO Ninjago and The LEGO Batman Movie, their new sitcom The Last Man on Earth is doing well, and there's the possibilty of another sequel in the Jump Street series. Last year alone they released The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street, both of which they directed and both of which were big hits but, at the moment, they don't have an announced directing project on the horizon. As Sneider notes, they could end up going the Ghostbusters route, particularly if those reports of their Jump Street buddy Channing Tatum wanting to go that way turn out to bear fruit (though it's worth noting that those reports mentioned Joe and Anthony Russo, not Lord and Miller). They could, of course, go neither route. But if they did end up working with Warner Bros. -- where they're already building a LEGO franchise -- on The Flash, they could definitely bring a fun sensibility to it, something that many Flash fans (myself included) believe the character absolutely needs.
The Flash will hit theaters in 2018, so we've got a while to wait and see how this shakes out, but what do you think? Would Lord and Miller nail this movie?
(Via Screen Rant)