Ezra Miller has proven to be a huge fan of his character, The Flash, and he has decided to take a hands-on approach to try to help get his solo movie made. Miller has teamed up with Grant Morrison to work on a new script for the Flash movie, and if Warner Bros. rejects it, he could walk away from the franchise.
It may seem a bit unusual for an actor pen the story to his own film, but that is where Ezra finds himself now. Getting a comic book legend like Morrison to help might be what it takes to get production on the long-in-development film finally underway.
Miller was asked in a recent interview about The Flash, and he revealed that they were trying to break the story and wouldn't make the movie until they did. However, it sounds like he was not satisfied with the story that directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein came up with. Daley and Goldstein reportedly took a lighthearted approach, but Miller wanted something darker, mentioning before his love of the Speedster Multiverse.
With the massive success of Aquaman and the huge buzz for Shazam!, Warner Bros. might be moving away from the darker aspects of the DC movies, though Wonder Woman proved it can still work, if done right. Whether Ezra can pull that off is another story. If he doesn't he could leave the franchise completely.
In a perfect Hollywood story about Flash, there is also a ticking clock involved. According to one insider, Miller’s holding deal on Flash expires in May. Whether Warner Bros. likes his script and Daley and Goldstein want to stick around to direct that movie is the next step in this ongoing saga.
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.