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THR: Ezra Miller is writing THE FLASH with Grant Morrison

Oct 27, 2017
8,700
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https://link.hollywoodreporter.com/view/518d53f9191b2a646dbcdf4d9pbj3.1ht/0e0dcddd

It may be zero hour for Ezra Miller and The Flash.

In an effort to stay on as star of the DC Comics-based movie, Miller has taken it upon himself to write his own script…and enlisted the help of comics author Grant Morrison.

The reason is this: Miller has his own…darker…vision for what the movie should be. But it clashes with what directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have in mind.

It’s a shocking move and if the studio, which is already on the path of fun and light (see Aquaman, Shazam!) but made a deal for Miller and Morrison to do their version regarldess, doesn’t go for it, Miller’s run as hero Barry Allen could be cut short.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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#12
Sounds like Miller wants a dark and gritty Flash, but the directors WB hired don't. So Miller and Morrison are writing their own version and if the studio doesn't like it he may be out of the role. He's gambling.
Gotcha.

Go big or go home I guess
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#14
Dark and gritty Flash sounds like a strange route for the character. Seeing as how neither Ezra nor Morrison are film writers, I'll take a no thanks on this
 
Oct 25, 2017
24,677
#20
Sounds like Miller wants a dark and gritty Flash, but the directors WB hired don't. So Miller and Morrison are writing their own version and if the studio doesn't like it he may be out of the role. He's gambling.
Suits: We want you to move away from this dark and gritty flash angle.
Miller: Ok then I've got the perfect co-writer to do that... Grant Morrison.
Suits: Oh that makes perfects sense! Everyone expects light and breezy from Morrison!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I wish they'd have gone with Wally for movie flash. Barry's got the TV show, comics, video games and pretty much everything else so why not do something different? It'd also allow them to cash in on a different generation's nostalgia.

Also, never been a fan of Barry as a tragic hero either. Batman brings more than enough tragedy for any universe.
 
Oct 25, 2017
24,677
#22
Dark and gritty Flash sounds like a strange route for the character. Seeing as how neither Ezra nor Morrison are film writers, I'll take a no thanks on this
Morrison has done a decent amount of TV writing at this point with shows like Happy! I would not expect him to write a script that's more palatable to execs though considering his literary inclinations.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Are WB still interested in making a Flash film?

I wouldn't mind one but I don't need another super dark film.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Morrison has done a decent amount of TV writing at this point from Castlevania to Happy! I would not expect him to write a script that's more palatable to execs though considering his literary inclinations.
Warren Ellis is the one involved with Castlevania, not Morrison.
 

exmachina64

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Oct 25, 2017
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Suits: We want you to move away from this dark and gritty flash angle.
Miller: Ok then I've got the perfect co-writer to do that... Grant Morrison.
Suits: Oh that makes perfects sense! Everyone expects light and breezy from Morrison!
I’d kill to see some of his ideas make their way on screen.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Was literally thinking about it last night after watching the latest Avengers trailer. Any bets as to who would be the grand antagonist of the first movie?
 

Serene

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Oct 25, 2017
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#34
I like Morrison obviously, but I don't think this is the right move for both the character and the overall trend of DC films as a whole

It's just a bad fit right now
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If it's Flash Point I suppose it has to be dark. But he could be like Ash in Ash vs The Evil Dead. Shit is always hitting the fan, but he's still keeping things light, in his own way.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,360
#39
Isn’t The Flash a character that should lend himself most easily out of anybody to the lighter side heroism that WB is looking for?
 
Dec 10, 2017
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Hm. Successes: Wonder Woman, Aquaman, so far Shazam
Failures: Everything that's been dark and gritty.

Guess we're going to need a new Flash.
 
Nov 15, 2017
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Dark and gritty Flash sounds like a strange route for the character. Seeing as how neither Ezra nor Morrison are film writers, I'll take a no thanks on this
In a world where people are seriously clamoring for Flashpoint to be the first Flash movie, "dark and grits" doesn't seem that strange at all. Some apparently really want it.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
28,606
#46
In a world where people are seriously clamoring for Flashpoint to be the first Flash movie, "dark and grits" doesn't seem that strange at all. Some apparently really want it.
The same people wanting a Flashpoint movie are the same ones that shot Preptime Batman. They don't know what they talking about
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,215
#49
Is this...good? Bad? Hmm
Ezra was very unhappy with the current script, and the report claims that if Warner chooses Miller/Morrison they risk losing the directors (which would make them the third directors to leave the film) and if they stick with the current one, Miller is considering leaving

This seems bad for a film you want releasing in '20, either way
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#50
Hope that Ezra Miller pulls it off and makes The Flash dark and gritty! I missed that era of the DCEU and would love for it to come back :)