They often say that nothing worth having is easy and, if The Flash movie is any guide, that is 100% accurate. The DC spinoff installment starring Ezra Miller suffered their first roadblock back on October 2016 when Rick Famuyiwa dropped out of the director's chair over creative differences with Warner Brothers. And now it seems the screenplay writers have thrown their work in the garbage to try for second time lucky.
It appeared as though the project was moving along at a good pace despite the filmmaker's departure. Yet this fresh setback is a kick in the teeth for DC who are looking at establishing the character on his own feet in the Extended Universe. Clearly Famuyiwa's reservations with Warner Brothers and DC is not a new phenomenon and, if the producers want to push through with the movie, they will need to allow the creators to implement their ideas.
New Writer Has Fantasy/Action Background
Screenwriter Joby Harold has been linked to The Flash according to a string of recent reports. Seeing the man jump on board something of a sinking ship in their current predicament. The Englishman wrote and directed the 2007 feature Awake before moving onto pen the scripts for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Robin Hood: Origins.
While those two titles have yet to be released in 2017 and 2018 respectively, it is believed that Harold's history with reinventing and reinvigorating the two classic fantasy adventure stories will be a positive for Barry Allen in the DC world. Time will also be on his side, with Miller out and about filling his schedule with shoots of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, giving the writer leeway to build upon the initial drafts developed by Rick Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Is John Cleese Joining Justice League?
Cryptic messaging is the new trope by actors as they tease and suggest their upcoming roles. And for veteran Englishman and Monty Python legend John Cleese, he has got in on the act to suggest a potential role in DC. Attending a Q&A in Worcester, the 77-year old Rat Race star tweeted a photo of him sitting in the waiting room with a stack of books beside him.
A closer look would indicate that he is reading up on the material for Justice League, with the following material lying on the table:
- Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns
- Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League: Origin
- Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla's Batman: The Black Mirror (Noir Version)
One of the characters that could fit the bill for Cleese is Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. But regardless, watch this space!
Getting into character before tonight's Q&A in Worcester, MA pic.twitter.com/ajek3bpyQS
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 20, 2017