In the wake of the poor response to “Justice League,” Warner Bros. Pictures has been forced to overhaul its strategy for its DC Extended Universe films – putting many that were in development on the backburner.
Those that were already well planned and scheduled, “Aquaman,” “Shazam” and “Wonder Woman 1984,” have gone ahead and have adopted the new approach – one focused on a lighter, breezier and more standalone take with little or no interconnective tissue.
The others, however, appear to have effectively stalled – the biggest being “The Flash” solo film which has now lost several scribes and directors in its race to the big screen. Now Variety reports that Warners has once again delayed the start of production on the film – pushing it from March 2019 to sometime very late 2019.
That means the earliest we’ll see “The Flash” film will be in 2021. Part of the problem is due to scripting issues, and another is star Ezra Miller’s schedule due to his commitments to a key role in the studio’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. Miller is slated to shoot his part in the third film starting next Summer and running well into the Fall.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are still slated to direct “The Flash”.