Screenwriter Says The Flash Movie is Still Moving Forward!
Yesterday a report hit the web with quotes from The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven who had said that his rights to an adaptation of The Flash had been reeled in by the newly created DC Entertainment. They are pulling every comic book adaptation back in that isn't ready to go so that they can control the franchises a lot more closely. Roven had said that his version of The Flash really wasn't ready, so most fans thought this meant a Flash movie was dead again or at least not happening for a while. However, screenwriter Dan Mazeau contacted IGN yesterday and gave them a very positive update on the current status of The Flash.
"Just to chime in on your latest article: The Flash has not been hobbled. Everything is moving forward as planned," Mazeau explained. "I'm still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and -- IMO -- lots to be excited about."
Oooh I like the sound of that. That Geoff Johns he's talking about is the same Geoff Johns who was also hired by Warner Brothers in July to act as a consultant and writer for DC Comics' superhero projects that are in the works. It's good to know that The Flash is in the right hands, both with a good screenwriter and a good producer/consultant. Ever since that fake trailer hit YouTube last summer, I've been looking forward to one day actually seeing a Flash movie get made. And if DC can start tying their characters together with the hopes of one day making a crossover movie, than I'm definitely excited to see what they've come up with.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
The Flash is still running! It's good to know that they're working on it.
SlashBeast on Oct 7, 2009
Thank goodness, I hope it's taken serious in terms of budget and story. A lot of potential for this movie.
Kenchi on Oct 7, 2009
After Green Lantern the next logical hero is Flash.
teyhtr on Oct 7, 2009
From here on out, I have complete faith in DC and zero faith in Marvel.
sean on Oct 7, 2009
Forget "consulting," and just hire Johns to write the damn thing.
Colin on Oct 7, 2009
Flash...Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Saviour of the Universe! Wait, wrong Flash. Nevermind :/
Brad on Oct 7, 2009
I wonder what the plot will be? Rogues? Zoom? Black Flash? Wally West? Barry Allen? Jay Garrick? Max Mercury?
Marius on Oct 8, 2009
I was hoping Ryan Reynolds would do this one too.I guess we never always get what we want.
Fisherr on Oct 8, 2009
RYAN REYNOLDS don't cast him for the flash he was in blade 3,x-men origins wolverine,GREEN LANTERN & DEADPOOL (can't fucking wait for them last two)i think green lantern for dc & deedpool for marvel is enough,if he played the flash as well it would be very confusing in a x-over flick if both charactors where out of costume.flash is probably in dc comics top four best charactors that is reason enough to make aa flash film.& finally THE FLASH VS ZOOM would be perfect choice of villain.
zetsu on Oct 8, 2009
"Forget 'consulting,' and just hire Johns to write the damn thing." There must be a good reason WHY they're not having Johns write the actual script. Perhaps it's because it's a different skillset to write comic books than to write a screenplay. Ever write a screenplay Colins, 'cause if you had, you'd know what I'm talking about. I'm excited. I got a chance to read Mazeau's JQ script and it was really good. If Flash is anything close to as good as the JQ script, then I think we all have a lot to be excited about.
jon on Oct 11, 2009
Writing a screenplay is nothing at all like writing a comic book. That's why he's only a consultant.
SlashBeast on Oct 13, 2009
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