A new Snyder cut? Grant Morrison hopes 'The Flash' script he penned with Ezra Miller gets leaked
Legendary comics writer Grant Morrison has revealed details about the script he wrote with Ezra Miller for 'The Flash' movie and it sounds a lot more fun than the one that's actually in production
The campaign to release the Snyder Cut of the 'Justice League' movie was probably the most successful fan effort in recent years but there could be another one brewing already. Legendary comics writer Grant Morrison has revealed details about the script he wrote with Ezra Miller for 'The Flash' movie and it sounds like a lot of fun.
'The Flash' has gone through a lot of changes and roadblocks with multiple writers and directors coming and going. At one point, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were set to direct the film before creative differences arose between the duo and Miller, the star of the movie. So to show Warner Bros his vision for the movie, Miller teamed up with Morrison to create a script that would ultimately be passed over by the studio.
However, Morrison has now revealed details about the script and the veteran writer compares the movie to the sci-fi classic 'Back to the Future'. In an interview with Collider, Morrison said, "Yeah, it was pretty good. I mean, I don't know what they're doing with it. But it was pretty good. And it was a very different kind of superhero thing. It was more like 'Back to the Future', I would say, than a superhero movie."
He also said, "Yeah, I mean, Ezra Miller and I wrote that last year, but it kind of, you know what it’s like? It was just one of those things we all… Well, I thought we had a really good version of 'The Flash' and we wrote it as fast as The Flash, because it was so demanding, and it was pretty good. And I think after a few drafts, it would have been great. But the way some studios work, these things just come and go. I think about 15 people have already written versions of 'The Flash'. But it does seem to be going ahead now, but not with the version that we did. I had fun. Ezra came over to the house and we just had a real blast and created the story. And maybe one day the script will leak out into the world."
Morrison is one of the most popular writers in the comic book industry and his work on titles like 'Doom Patrol' has gone on to greatly influence the live-action DC shows as well. The 60-year-old writer is currently the executive producer and writer for the upcoming Peacock series 'Brave New World'. Of course, for all we know, 'The Flash', which is now being directed by Andrés Muschietti and scripted by Christina Hodson, could very well be a really great movie. But even if it is, we would very much like to see the script that Miller and Morrison wrote, even if it's only to satisfy our own curiosity.
In the meantime, Morrison is hopeful that the current team will do a great job in the movie. He also refuted rumors that Miller wanted a darker story saying, "No, it wasn’t [darker] really. I mean, elements of darkness were there and the material that they wanted us to use [was] the Flashpoint stuff. So, Ezra and I were actually trying to do something that was a bit more —like I say, it’s kind of like just a great science-fiction story. And if you don’t know [the comics], it would have made sense. But I have to say, I mean, I don’t want to talk about that, because somebody else has done their own work on it and I’m sure it will be great. And maybe, as I say this will leak out one day and people can judge."
Do you think Warner Bros should release the script to the public? Let us know what you think in the comments section. 'The Flash' is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 2, 2022.