The Flash Movie STILL Moving At A Snail’s Pace

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flashstockpic1 The Flash Movie STILL Moving At A Snails Pace

Is this ironic or what: the fastest guy in the whole comic book universe is the slowest one getting to the box office.

Screen Rant has been keeping careful tabs on the (lack of) progress concerning The Flash movie. For those with long memories, the blink-and-you-miss-it exploits of Wally West (aka The Flash) were supposedly going to be freeze-framed on the big screen following the release of the fabled Justice League movie. This would’ve served as the well from which spin-off films like The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman would be drawn.

Well, unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last six months, you know that Justice League is currently D.O.A.–so where does that leave the projects that were supposed to be its by-products?

In the case of Green Lantern, it seems things are moving forward even faster than planned: the movie has (what insiders are already calling) a kick-ass script, is pretty epic in scope, and DC/Warner Bros. seems to be fully committed to getting the film up and out for a 2010 release.

In the case of The Flash, however, things are looking… not so great. Producer of The Dark Knight and Warner Bros. insider Charles Roven has been the primary source of Flash movie news thus far. After letting the blogoshpere know some months ago that Flash was stuck in development limbo, Roven was recently sighted at this year’s Spike TV Scream Awards and was kind enough to let Flash fans know how far the project has progressed since his initial report: not one step.

Pretty ironic for comic books’ fastest hero, no?

No word yet on where this non-development leaves David Dobkin (Fred Clause) who was initially tapped to helm The Flash. No word yet on anything else surrounding this project (if it can still be called a “project” at all). Seriously though, I don’t see what the hold up is: maybe if Green Lantern performs well, DC/Warner will finally get off their duffs. In the meantime, give’em hell Marvel Studios!

We’ll let you know if any other news  lands in our lap. Be prepared for a long wait, though. For now, sound off and tell us how you feel about DC/Warner Bros. denying you The Flash movie you’ve been waiting for.

Source: Super Hero Hype

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  1. Sucks

  2. Ironic that a movie about The Fastest Man Alive would be the slowest in development.

  3. LOL!
    I didnt read the full article before I posted Kofi,
    We agree on the irony!

  4. This project needs a big name Director and Star.
    People who are PASSIONATE about the project .

  5. This is depressing that a posibly good movie like this is takeing forever!!!! Lets hope they make up their minds if they do this movie or not or we might not hear bout this for a while.

  6. Sad news for sure. But the saddest news for Flash fans? The saddest news is that Ryan Reynolds passed on Flash to become Marvel’s favorite smart a** Deadpool. I remember he used to publicly lobby for the role of the Flash. Dont you think a little A list talent publicly lobbying for the film would speed up development right about now? And aside from that, he wouldve been great as the Flash. He’s already proven he can bulk up and play a hero in Blade. And he has the perfect sense of humor for the role.

    I must admit Im glad though. Reynolds is equally perfect for the role of Deadpool, and Im glad Marvel realized that and locked him down before DC could. But I am just a little partial to the Merc with da mouth!

  7. That is even more sad but I bet the reason he did not do it was because that he fears like us it wont ever get out of development

  8. in was hoping matthew mconihay would play the part

  9. Well he has his chance now to do it

  10. well if the first movie was good enough then there shouldnt have to be another one, cuz thefirst one back in 1990 and the tv series was awsome i watch’d it alot when i was a child so let there not be another movie

  11. i agree 100% on the irony, im a huge flash fan and well i believe that ryan reynolds should play the scarlet speedster, well i guess ill keep dreaming of this movie in the meantime.

  12. i think Ryan Reynolds would be perfect for the part…i’m kinda upset that he cant be

  13. Reynolds is the only guy who can play this character. And just because he’s playing Deadpool in this one time role doesn’t mean he can’t play Flash at a later time. The role would still be his if and when this project kicks off.

  14. guess what the flash movie starring adam brody that was cool adam brody is a great wolly west// the flash so the flash starring adam brody in theatres june 2011 so i like adam brody as the flash so adam brody is the flash on the flash and justice league mortal and tekken 5 vs. dc unvierse so the flash starring adam brody coming soon to theatres see ya

  15. What??! You fking kidding me?? No! Granted that adam brody is a good and gifted actor but to play the part of wally west\the flash? Nuh uh! While he might be physically right for the part,long and lean. But! His nose is too long and to dye his hair red as the orginigal wall west? Ugh no he won’t come across as appealing. He will look like a long nose jewish guy with his hair washed in cheeto sauce. I am sorry to say. I concur that ryan reynolds would be a better choice.

  16. Ryan Reynolds? I wonder if he can pull off 3 comic book characters: Deadpool, Green Lantern and now the Flash?

    C’mon man, it’s NOT going to be Reynolds if we EVER get a Flash film. It’ll probably be Justine Timberpuke. 😛

  17. If they’re casting him as GL I’d say his being Flash is dead.


  18. Ok there are two other guys who can okay flash and probably do a good job…idk if they can be as perfect as Ryan Reynolds but oh well..these two guys are Sean William Scott or Chris Evans

  19. Hollywood doesn’t know what they’re doing. I am currently working on a Flash script with my brother called
    “Justice League: The Flash” and it focus’ on BARRY ALLEN and his rivalry with his brother Malcolm Thawne, who was given up for adooption and later becomes COBALT BLUE,a powerful villian. for updates email me at

  20. I think the worst thing they are doing is making a justice league movie without Cristian Bale and Brandon Routh playing batman and superman. I mean come on. If they want to compete with the avengers movie then they could atleast use the same live action incarnations of the characters

  21. My nickname is the Flash… the lack of progress concerning the film leaves me yearning and perturbed…

  22. This sucks. The first time i get to see a Flash movie in my lifetime and they stop it dead in its tracks. I just hope they start development again and get it going. Though if I see Justin Timberlake anywhere near this film I will be horrified.

  23. Im glad they're not rushing it. I dont want another superman retuns

  24. Im glad they're not rushing it. I dont want another superman retuns

    • They should hire a smart writer and director like Rian Johnson or Chris Nolan. Johnson because he messed with time travel in Looper, that would be interesting

  25. I think that though Reynolds would be perfect, Adrien Brody could pull off the role, or Ryan Gosling. Someone along those lines would fit great.