“The Flash” Standalone Movie Gets Delayed Once Again

Ezra Miller in "Justice League"

After Justice League failed, Warner Bros. is taking some extra time to work on future DC Extended Universe movies. The latest movie to get pushed back is The Flash standalone movie, which was supposed to start filming in March 2019 with Ezra Miller returning as the titular character. Now, according to Variety, the movie will enter the production in late 2019 with the release date being set for 2021.

Variety reports that Warner Bros. isn’t happy with the current script and decided it needs some reworking, which ultimately caused the delay of production. Also, Miller is currently starring in the Fantastic Beats film series, with the filming of the third installment set to begin in June 2019. This would cause scheduling problems, so the studio went with the safe route.

The Flash standalone movie has been in development since 2013, when Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon) was initially hired to write the script. After the Berlanti’s writing didn’t get the green light, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) were brought in to write and direct in April 2015, but the duo departed the project shortly. Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) were also working on the movie at one point.

Finally, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind 2018’s comedy Game Night, were hired as directors in March 2018.

The Flash isn’t the only planned movie from DC Extended Universe that is delayed. The studio also decided to shelf the Cyborg standalone movie for the time being, while there is also no news on when Black Adam and Green Lantern Corps. movies, as well as Matt Reeves’ The Batman trilogy, could enter the production.