Production on The flash movie has finally started. The creative team is currently based in London, where filming is taking place. Ezra Miller, along with DC fans, has been waiting for years for a standalone Scarlet Speedster movie. After what seemed to be in development forever, Andres and Barbara Muschietti were the ones who finally cracked the code to bring the story to the big screen. And it looks like the film will cover a lot of ground.
According to a Deadline report on Andres Muschietti’s Double Dream production company, The flash film is “already in production in London,” seemingly confirming previous reports that the film was scheduled to start filming in April this year. Pre-production was teased by Barbara Muschietti in February and it was just revealed that Zack Snyder’s Justice League VFX supervisor John “DJ” Desjardin has hopped on board to help create The flash film a reality. It is currently unclear whether Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are on set to film their respective Batman roles.
As for Michael Keaton officially stepping on board The flash movie, that is also unclear at the moment. The actor gave an update on his Batman status at the end of March, where he expressed some doubts upon returning, mainly due to the pandemic. Keaton admitted that he has spent a lot of time looking into the COVID situation in the UK, while also noting that he was busy preparing another project he is in the works of. Obviously, Keaton could have just thrown people off in an effort not to spoil anything.
The flash will reportedly set up DC’s “new status quo” which will try to clean things up and bring projects together. The film is based on the comic book The Flashpoint Paradox, in which Barry Allen travels back in time in an attempt to save his mother, who was murdered when he was a child. By doing this, the hero finds himself in an alternate reality where things are much darker. Bruce Wayne is dead and Thomas Wayne has taken on the Batman mantle, while the Amazons and the Atlanteans are engaged in a brutal war against each other.
In other news related to The flash film, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher still has hopes that he will reprise his role. Fisher was reportedly kicked out of the project after publicly stating that he would never partner with DC Films president Walter Hamada. In a recent interview, Fisher expressed his excitement at the story that had brought Andres Muschietti together, noting that the film has a lot more to do with relationships, as opposed to superpowers. For now, it doesn’t look like the actor will be included when all is said and done. Deadline was the first to report on The flash film that begins production in London. DC fans could see set photos leaked to social media in the coming days.
Subjects: Flashpoint, Flash