The Flash is an adaptation of the popular and long running DC comic book character.
There have been a number of different Flashes over the years, but the most popular and most likely to receive a big screen treatment is Barry Allen. Allen is a police scientist, meaning he works for Central City’s CSI, and one night while working lightening strikes him and soaks him in chemicals. The result? A painful death. Oh, wait. That would be the outcome if I was struck by lightening. Allen gains superspeed. As a result, he becomes the superhero The Flash. Cause he ‘Flashes’ by the bad guys. Like a flash of lightening. He’s fast.
How are you not getting this?
There are currently a billion writers for The Flash, from comic book scribe Geoff Johns to current director Greg Berlanti. It seems the script by Berlanti, who also wrote the upcoming Green Lantern film, is the most likely to make it to the screen, and he’s also signed on to direct. Geoff Johns, who recently brought Barry Allen back to life, is working to oversee all upcoming DC comic films, and he knows the DC Universe as well as just about anyone, so at the very least the film will have a good source to make sure everything meshes well with what fans want.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
Who’s In It?
No casting news yet.
For a time, current Flash director Greg Berlanti was rumored to be directing The Green Lantern.
The Green Lantern, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight,
What’s Good About It?
The Flash looks cool as hell. The boots, the ear things. All cool. If a good director comes in and does something interesting, it’ll be great. I’m betting most of the film will be in slow motion, which is not what I mean by interesting, but it could still be cool. I’d get the director of the Incredibles to make The Flash. The speed of Dash is the best I’ve seen on screen. Ever. I think that was Brad Byrd, who’s making the next Mission Impossible, but maybe Warner Bros can lure him away with a dump truck full of money.
What’s Bad About It?
Outside of anything Christopher Nolan is working on, DC doesn’t have a great track record. Green Lantern doesn’t fill me with hope, and the Flash, if done in a basic, by the numbers, way, will be boring.
Our Clever Prediction
If Green Lantern fails to live up to expectations, The Flash may be put on the back burner. Then the next Batman film will come out, and the studio will think that these films can be profitable. They will most likely fail to realize that its the quality of the film, and not the character, that makes the film successful.