Say goodbye to the doom and gloom of the DC Extended Universe, as it looks certain that Warner’s franchise is on the verge of a new beginning.
With San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, there have been rumblings that WB plans to overhaul its superhero series – DC Dark and DC Black have been floated as potential contenders – signaling the dawn of a bold new era. And with Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984 all coming together at their own pace, this new lick of paint couldn’t have come at a better time.
But there’s another in-development DC tentpole that’s struggled to hit the ground running, despite boasting one of the fastest comic book characters alive. Its name? The Flash, which currently has John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein calling the shots from behind the lens.
And at least based on a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Barry Allen’s standalone movie will ditch the “somber themes” in favor of a fun, light-hearted adventure inspired by Back to the Future. Where do we sign up?
But the other DC movies are leaving behind the dark and brooding palette. The Flash, which will finally begin production in early 2019 with Ezra Miller starring, has abandoned the somber themes it had been expected to tackle. The film now has the Game Night team of John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein on board, and it’s looking to Back to the Future as a touchstone.
That tells us the Flashpoint storyline, in which Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster journeys back in time in order to save his mother, has been shelved entirely, leaving the door open for John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to craft their own unique take on Barry Allen.
Said to be taking a leaf out of Back to the Future‘s book, The Flash will finally begin filming in early 2019 ahead of a possible release in 2020, when it’ll likely be joined by an Affleck-less Batman movie.