Phil Lord Gives Update on 2018’s “The Flash”

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by Justin Cook

While the first season of CW’s TV show The Flash recently wrapped up, work on the upcoming 2018 DC film about the Scarlet Speedster has just begun.

Last month, it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, best known for their efforts on such films as 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, would be writing the treatment for The Flash, which will star The Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller as the title character.

When speaking on The Hippojuice Podcast, Lord gave away some very interesting information about the upcoming project.

“We’re trying to break a story,” said Lord. “It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. … I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. … It’s going to be it’s own [thing, apart from the TV show] – we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff.”

According to Lord, it looks like Miller will be playing a new version of Barry Allen, which means The Flash will not be Wally West in the film.

Rumors have been floated around that Miller will be making his first appearance as the character in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we most likely won’t be seeing him until Justice League Part One in 2017; however, he has not been confirmed for either one yet.

The Flash is set to be released on March 23, 2018.

Meanwhile, Lord and Miller are also producing an animated Spider-Man film at Sony, which is slated for a 2018 release as well.

Source: The Hippojuice Podcast

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Justin Cook is a news writer and film reviewer for WeLiveFilm.com. Hailing from Bergen County, New Jersey, Justin has an extreme passion for all genres of film, and has been writing and filming movie reviews since he was 12 years old. His favorite filmmaker is David Fincher and some of his favorite movies include "Zodiac," "Die Hard," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," and "The Wrestler." Justin is an aspiring filmmaker himself, having written and directed numerous short films.

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