In yet another odd turn of events for the repeatedly delayed Flash movie, it seems Ezra Miller wants to take a stab at the script now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new turn of events came about due to a difference of opinion on the tone for the film. In Jan. 2018 Warner Bros. hired John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to tackle directing duties. The writers have worked on films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming and Game Night, and were thought to be taking a more light-hearted tone to the material.

It seems that Miller wants to see the Flash film go darker. A compromise was reached between the actor and the studio, and it was agreed Miller could give a go at writing a script to be considered as well. Warner Bros. even agreed to hire comics writer Grant Morrison to co-write the take with him.

This entire scenario has been going on since some time last year, and there is a possibility that the script could be handed in as early as next week.

There is also a serious clock ticking reportedly. Should Warner Bros. choose to pass on Miller and Morrison’s script, it could mean the end of the former’s time in the role. Sources are reporting that his holding deal with Warner Bros. for any Flash-related projects expires in May. Meaning if the script is agreed upon, an extension to the deal would probably be worked out. If the studio opts to pass on the script, then we’re probably going to be looking at a recasting of the character.

With the success of Aquaman and its lighter tone, and the clearly lighter tone of the upcoming Shazam!, this could end up being a tense negotiation depending on how dark Miller takes the script.


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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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