The Flash film has been in development for what seems like forever. And while Ezra Miller has remained a constant as the titular hero, the director and storyline seem to have been in constant flux.
In 2017 The Flash movie was officially referred to as Flashpoint by Warner Bros., but that later disappeared as time went on. It then looked here and there as though the film would just use some other storyline entirely.
Out on the promo circuit discussing the crossover that occurred during Crisis on Infinite Earths, CW executive producer Marc Guggenheim once again referred to it as a Flashpoint story. “Basically, I was really working hand-in-hand with Jim [Lee],” Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly. “From the moment we found out that this was a possibility, to once we knew Grant Gustin was cool and on board with it and Ezra was on board with it, I would send drafts of the scene to both Jim Lee and [DC Entertainment’s film VP] Adam Schlagman and we would just go back and forth.”
“The trick with the scene is that I didn’t want to and they didn’t want me to do anything that stepped on the toes of the Flashpoint movie that they’re developing,” said Guggenheim. “So, we really worked hand-in-hand. Jim was really great about just making sure that all the parties were talking to each other, that nothing was getting stalled. He was a cheerleader when he needed to be, a diplomat when he needed to be. He really stepped up in every way one could do it. His enthusiasm really helped make this possible.”
The Flash has a release date of July 1, 2022, so expect more information to finally come to light throughout this year.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly