Phil Lord, an early screenwriter for The Flash, says his version would’ve been really fun. What’s in store for the 2022 film is currently unknown.
According to screenwriter Phil Lord, early versions of The Flash were really fun takes on the film. Lord, along with his writing partner Chris Miller, have worked on several acclaimed films, including The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street, and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. They were tapped to write a script for The Flash in 2015 in the early stages of development for the film. Since then, they have left the project.
Not much is known about the film, including its plot. It has been hinted that the film could adapt the Flashpoint arc because, at one point, Flashpoint was its title. With so many changing hands behind-the-scenes, including screenwriters, producers, and directors, it’s unclear what direction the film will take now. However, details about the cast have leaked, including a highly anticipated appearance by Michael Keaton as his version of Batman.
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Now, Lord has taken to Twitter to divulge a bit of information about early drafts of the script. After Zack Snyder debuted a look at the original setting for 2017’s Wonder Woman, fans were curious about early plans for The Flash. Lord responded to the inquiries on Twitter, saying that he and Snyder had “cooked up something really fun.” He went on to say that he loved his time working with Snyder and getting a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes process of the DCEU.
We cooked up something really fun. Lovely spending time with Zack and team and seeing what they were up to
— Phil Lord #WinGA #BlackLivesMatter #WearAMask (@philiplord) January 5, 2021
Filming for The Flash is expected to begin sometime this summer, so it’s likely that a new script is already in place. Just what’s in that script is still up in the air. Ezra Miller’s version of Flash made his onscreen debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s extended cut when Bruce Wayne sees him in a dream sequence. It was in 2017’s Justice League that Miller was really given the chance to shine, though, showing off a more humorous side to the hero.
Before his big-screen solo debut, fans will get a chance to see Miller again in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the long-awaited version of the 2017 film. Now that Christina Hodson has taken over as screenwriter, one can only hope that she retains Miller’s buoyant take on the hero. That may be unlikely, though. With The Flash set to reset the DCEU, Barry Alan will be taking a lot on in the film. The DCEU has always skewed towards a darker, more serious tone and it’s likely that trend will continue for the foreseeable future. As long as the film retains Miller’s breezy performance, the darkness of the story won’t really matter.
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