Looks like Marvel movies aren’t the only one suffering from production delays. We had barely posted a story on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production being delayed when a DC movie has suffered a similar fate.
Variety is reporting that Warner Bros.’ The Flash which was scheduled to begin production in early 2019 has been pushed to late 2019. The reason being cited is director duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley requesting more time to work on the script, although Ezra Miller’s scheduling conflict with the other Warner Bros. franchise that he’s a part of could also be playing spoilsport. Variety also comments that Warner Bros. hasn’t officially greenlit the movie yet which is why it doesn’t have a set release date.
Honestly, more than the release, it’s that last bit that worries me. With Warner Bros. adopting a throw everything to the wall and see what sticks approach, they’ve ended up wuth way too many projects under production. It’s therefore entirely possible they aren’t committed to The Flash movie and just scrap it altogether if not satisfied with the script. However, seeing as Goldstein and Daley helped Spider-Man succeed in his third outing, my guess is they’ll come up with a script which will be precisely what Warner Bros. is looking for the DCEU tonally.
That’s two delays in a day. What do you make of this news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.