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The DCEU Flash movie will hopefully start production in 2019, says Kiersey Clemons

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Feb 23, 2021, 2:50 PM EST (Updated)

Despite its fast-paced hero, the DCEU Flash film is crawling along at a snail's pace. While being interviewed by Variety, actress Kiersey Clemons, who will be portraying Barry Allen's classic love interest Iris West, offered an update on the project. 

"No idea, we don't know yet," she began before backtracking a bit. "I mean, we have a little bit of an idea of who our director is, but I can't say that. I talk with Ezra [Miller] frequently and we'll see ... I'm not doing Flash for the rest of the year. So let's hope for 2019."

Kiersey did reveal that her next movie will be Disney's live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, where she'll be playing Darling alongside Tessa Thompson (Lady) and Justin Theroux (Tramp). 

"We're gonna have to mix a few different ways of trying to make this the best live-action talking dog thing that you've ever seen," Clemons said.

The last major piece of development for the standalone Flash movie was the hiring of Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. As recently as this month, Production Weekly credited Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Chris Brancato (First Wave) as screenwriters. Dan Mazeau (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) were also attributed to the screenplay by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

While no longer titled Flashpoint (at least according to IMDb), the film will take elements from the popular 2011 arc by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. Barry Allen (Miller) will find himself in an alternate timeline where the Justice League was never formed. As such, it's up to him to unite Earth's heroes, meaning that we'll get appearances from the likes of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Billy Crudup (Watchmen) is also set to reprise his role of Barry's father, Henry.

Based on a June report from THR, principal photography should start in early 2019, with Daley and Goldstein taking inspiration from Back to the Future. Right now, the movie is scheduled for theatrical release in 2020, although no specific date has been announced — and that will all obviously depend on when (or whether) production actually occurs.