Andy Muschietti is reportedly in talks to take over directing duties on The Flash movie with Ezra Miller still attached as the Scarlet Speedster.
According to a new report, the Flash movie is still alive, but may be going through crew changes behind the scenes. According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, It director Muschietti is in talks to take over the directing duties on the long-delayed film. There is also talk that Christina Hodson may be stepping in to take another stab at the script following on from her success on Bumblebee and the upcoming Birds of Prey. She is also still attached to a Batgirl script as well.
The report stresses that no formal offers have gone out as of yet, but should be happening soon. The current timeline is calling for the film to enter prep by Jan. 2020. No release date is known at this time.
Of course, some of the biggest news of the report is that Ezra Miller is indeed still attached to the role of the Flash. There had been some uncertainty as it was believed his contract option was expiring in May and no information had been announced since then. The last we had heard, he was taking a crack at the script himself with the assistance of Grant Morrison, but that appears to no longer be on the table with Hodson in play.
This marks the latest change in directors for the project. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been attached as directors since Jan. 2018, and it even looked like the film might move forward this year, but then more delays were rumored to have happened.
Muschietti and Hodson are both hot creators with Warner Bros. right now, so the two of them possibly being attached is definitely a good sign that this film may finally move forward.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter