Earlier this month, we heard through the grapevine that The Flash movie’s script is getting another rewrite by its directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. But now, it has been revealed that an entirely different pair is doing the rework.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to The Flash, teaming up with illustrious comic book writer Grant Morrison to pen a newer draft of its script. The draft, which could be turned in as early as next week, is likely to determine if he would star in the movie as the titular superhero.
The trade suggests that Miller has been involved in a clash of creative vision with Daley and Goldstein, even though the two sides have been working on compromises since last year. The filmmaking duo, whose resume includes writing Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as directing Game Night, want their upcoming DC Comics adaptation to be light-hearted. The 26-year-old actor, however, seems to want a darker take on the material.
As expected, Warner Bros. is more inclined towards Daley and Goldstein’s approach. But with Ezra Miller so deeply committed to the project that he took the initiative to tackle the story himself, the studio has decided to allow him and Morrison to take a shot at the script.
THR speculates that Miller could eventually take himself off from The Flash if the studio ends up choosing against his take. The trade has also learned from an insider that his holding deal on the project expires in May. That means there may not be a lot of time for the studio to avoid a major departure from the project, whether that be its lead actor or its directors.
In an interview last year, Miller claimed that he and others involved in the movie are hell-bent on making it one of the greatest superhero movies that would be a gift to the fans. He also teased creating a speedster multiverse. It remains to be seen whether he and Grant Morrison can come up with a script that gets the thumbs up from Warner Bros.