The script could be submitted to the studio as early as next week. But there could be a lot riding on it. If Warners chooses against Miller's take on the hero, the actor could part ways with the project. Additionally, and fittingly for a hero who races to beat the clock, there is a countdown scenario here as well: according to one insider, Miller’s holding deal on Flash expires May.
Those movies weren't bad failures because they were dark and gritty. They were bad failures because they were poorly written, poorly structured, had uninteresting characters, confusing themes, and so on.
If they're doing something like Flashpoint it would be relatively dark. And Morrison won't be edgy just for the sake of it, his work is usually better than that. It'd probably be some really high-concept sci fi weirdness rather than some Snyder-esque thing.
Maybe they'll find a better angle than what Shazam is about to do and Spider-Man already did (not to mention the Flash TV show).
The Flash can be dark and gritty, if the story is Flashpoint where we have Wonder Woman vs Aquaman and where she kills Mera and then the Shazam kids and hangs steve trevor. But this is clearly not flashpoint so it should be a mix of some dark and heart and not just...look at all the death around me.
I like Ezra as the flash, sure in JL he didn't look like he knew how to run correctly, but I will blame that on Joss and call it a day. But if he is recast, wouldn't be the end of the world.
I mean, flashpoint is dark as shit. And Grant Morrison is huge. I’m pretty interested in seeing this, even if it’s bad it will still at least be crazy and interesting. Different. Besides, Aquaman has some real shit dialogue and acting in it, like cringe bad, but still worked just on its visual creativity and ambitiousness, it’s cool and fun so what if it’s dumb. Grant Morrison should certainly be able to deliver that too, if not more.