'The Flash’s' director teases ‘time travel’ plot

Gregory Wakeman
·Contributor
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Andy Muschietti teases The Flash's plot (Image by Warner Bros)
Andy Muschietti teases The Flash's plot (Image by Warner Bros)

Director Andy Muschietti has provided an update on his upcoming solo Flash movie, teasing that its script will revolve around Ezra Miller’s superhero going back in time to save his mother.

The Argentinian filmmaker, who shot to prominence with his work on Mama, It, and It Chapter 2, admitted as much during a recent interview with his native radio station Metro 95.1, which was then translated by Twitter user orden_67, via Screen Rant, and shared online.

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Muschietti didn’t say much, but he did explain, “It is a story of time travel: Flash travels back to try to save his mother. It is a spectacular action movie but it has a big heart.”

At the moment, The Flash is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2022. But it’s not just the Coronavirus pandemic that has put the release of the comic-book adaptation at risk. Warner Bros’ have spent years in development hell with their Flash movie.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - AUGUST 20: Director Andy Muschietti attends a special screening of 'It: Chapter Two' at the Village Recoleta cinema on August 20, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Lalo Yasky/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - AUGUST 20: Director Andy Muschietti attends a special screening of 'It: Chapter Two' at the Village Recoleta cinema on August 20, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Lalo Yasky/Getty Images)

In fact, the first news of the spin-off movie emerged all the way back in 2013.

Ezra Miller, who has played the Flash and Barry Allen in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, and the TV episode Crisis On Infinite Earths, has always been set to star.

However, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were attached as writers, only to be replaced by Seth Grahame-Smith.

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Then Greg Berlanti was hired, followed by Rick Famuyiwa, while there were even rumours that one or all of Joby Harold, Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, Sam Raimi, and Marc Webb were going to get involved. Once again, Lord and Miller were linked to the film, as were John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Then, in the summer of 2019, Muschietti was hired to direct, with Birds Of Prey’s Christina Hodson writing. In recent weeks there’s also be the added revelations that Ray Fisher will reprise his role of Cyborg in the blockbuster, while it has also been reported that Michael Keaton will portray Batman for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.