The Ezra Miller-led The Flash film has reportedly finalized its script after “many drafts and rewrites.” In the end, the movie will supposedly center Barry Allen’s struggle with coming to terms with the unique sets of special abilities that he has at such a young age.
Miller first debuted his new DC Extended Universe character in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which a snippet of him speeding through a convenience store was viewed by Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) after stealing the file from Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). And prior to what would be his first standalone film, he will appear in November’s ensemble project Justice League where he will expectedly have a meatier role.
The tip came from a popular Reddit subcommunity, r/DCEULeaks, where a user with the handle @WBUT7 recently posted a couple of rumored developments about the upcoming The Flash movie. In his updates, he claimed that the end-product of the film’s script makes everyone in Warner Bros happy about where they are in the pre-production process.
“The script has been completed and approved after MANY drafts and rewrites. The studio has finally approved a very good script, with some calling it ‘a perfect coming of age story regarding a young man trying to control his power’. There have not been that much more conversation regarding this film, although they have been very excited.”
On top of the script, the forum member also furthered that the gist of the story is mined from a specific comic book arc for Barry adding that “the name might not be ‘The Scarlet Speedster’ but that is a rumor ever since the script was turned in.” It is important to note that the film will not be an origin story. Like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, the narrative for The Flash will be set after the events of Justice League.
Until now, The Flash film is arguably the property from the growing DCEU that has had the most kerfuffles getting into production. Its hunt for a director continues following the departure of Dope filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa who had been attached to the project last year. Thus far, there is a slew of rumored candidates that could be helming the flick including Matthew Vaughn and Robert Zemeckis.
Warner Bros has not confirmed nor denied these claims and unfortunately, it is more likely going to stay that way until they are ready to reveal concrete developments on it. The Flash film faces a bit of a unique and possibly harder challenge given that DC’s separate TV universe was able to successfully launch the character first with CW’s The Flash, which has just wrapped a solid third season.