Earlier this week, a report surfaced stating the long-gestating The Flash film starring Ezra Miller was finally preparing to kick off production later this year. However, a new report claims that the film's script is getting a rewrite from Miller and comic book legend Grant Morrison.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DC and Warner Bros. have agreed to let Miller and Morrison pen the script so as to accurately portray the vision the star has in his mind for the film. The script, which could be submitted as early as next week, is said to be "darker" than the one penned by directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were first brought on in 2018.
The report suggests that Miller might exit the project if Warner Bros. rejects his script, and a rejection is entirely is entirely possible. The studio may be leaning more towards more "lighthearted" comics fare following the success of Aquaman and likely the soon to be released Shazam!. Still, the studio seems willing to give Miller the chance to showcase his own take on the material. Making matters more complicated is the fact that Miller's holding deal expires in May -- giving them a little under two months to smooth things out.
The Flash has had a turbulent journey to the big screen. Despite being announced in 2014, Miller has thus far only appeared in Justice League in addition to minor cameos in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. The production has had difficulties keeping a director since Seth Grahame-Smith and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa exited the project before John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein took over the director's chair.
Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, The Flash is expected to star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen. As of right now, the film does not have a release date.