Muschietti: A Horror-Free “The Flash” Is Next

The Flash Film Gets New Producer

In the wake of the success of 2017’s “IT,” director Andy Muschietti has found his name attached to several upcoming projects with any of them potentially serving as his next directorial effort following the release of “IT: Chapter Two” next week.

This week, whilst speaking to Fandango, he confirmed that the DC Comics film adaptation “The Flash” will be his immediate next project – finally giving some real momentum to a project that has stalled in recent years after numerous writers and directors have come and gone from the Ezra Miller-led project.

He was also asked if he’ll be bringing any horror elements to the story of the Fastest Man Alive and he quickly scuttled any such notion:

“An element if horror? I don’t think so. What captivated me about ‘The Flash’ is the human drama in it. The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It’s going to be fun, too. I can’t promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it’s a beautiful human story.”

The comments come as he also spoke with io9 about the possibility of a third “IT” film, one that would go beyond the novel’s events, however he admits there are zero plans for such a possibility at present:

“There is a whole mythology to the book though. Mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore. It has been on Earth for millions of years. He’s been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material. It’s always exciting to think of eventually exploring this mythology. But, for now, there’s nothing on the table.”

“IT: Chapter Two” hits cinemas next Friday. “The Flash” film presently doesn’t have a release date.