Filming on the third “Fantastic Beasts” film has been delayed, and with that it almost certainly means the long in the works “The Flash” movie starring Ezra Miller has also been pushed back.
The actor has played the role twice now, mostly in “Justice League,” but attempts to get a standalone film off the ground have stalled as Warners have reconfigured their DC film plans into more standalone efforts.
There have been obvious questions as to whether the film is still being developed, but a new video interview (via CBM) with Miller this week has emerged and the actor offers some words of reassurance to fans that the project will see movement soon:
“It’s getting really good now. Anyone that knows anything about Barry Allen knows that he’s always late but then when he arrives, he gets stuff done. And that’s definitely how this film’s production schedule is proceeding. We are a little late, but the reason why we are late, and this is the honest to God’s truth the reason we are late, is because we are all, and I include myself in this, we are very meticulously focused on making a movie that is just not one of the greatest superhero movies that we can possibly make, this movie is also going to be a gift to the fans. This movie is going to be a real pure offering to the fans of this material.”
Miller also confirmed that the film is also aiming to offer an expansion into a DC Multiverse with multiple Speedsters:
“We are talking about sparking a whole new universe, which is not just the DC multiverse, it’s also, it’s the Speedster multiverse. And the Speedsters are the ones who connect all of the disparate pieces. Because Marvel is a universe, just one world and all the same characters in it. DC is a multiverse. All these different stories with different realities, characters, and versions of characters, and the Speedsters are the ones who move through it all. They are like the connecting bridge between all these difference collaged parts.”
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (“Game Night”) are slated to helm the film which currently does not have a release date.