The guys over at Slash Film were at a a recent press junket for The Dark Knight when they caught up with producer Charles Roven, a.k.a. the guy responsible for bringing both the Batman Begins trilogy and the upcoming Flash movie to theaters near you. And he had news to tell.
Unfortunately, the news from Mr. Roven was grim. He basically said that due to the WGA strike last winter, and in face of the looming actors strike, the Scarlett Speedster is looking pretty winded right about now, as far as the cinema goes, anyway.
“We had hoped to be able to get a new draft going before the writers’ strike and we weren’t able to,” Roven admitted. “And since the writers’ strike, we just haven’t been able to find the right creative compatibility between what we’re looking for and a writer and you know, we’re a little bit dragging our feet, we’re just waiting to see what’s going to happen with this actor’s strike, you know.”
Boo. Maybe the Wachowski Bros. need to stop worrying about Plastic Man’s stretchy parts and start some quick thinking on how to get in on a Fla$h franchise. (They’re shoe-ins! Just make the whole thing bullet-time! Bam! Instant hit!) (Hollywood, my number IS available.)
Seriously though, Aquaman and Flash are two superhero movies I really, really, would like to see get made in my lifetime, please. DC needs to take a page from the book of Marvel and get on top of their business. What do you think?
Source: Slash Film