The Flash standalone movie pushed to 2021 as lead Ezra Miller shifts focus to 'Fantastic Beasts'
The problem is due to the lead actor of The Flash movie, Ezra Miller, also having an important role in 'Fantastic Beasts', a 'Harry Potter' spin-off series.
Fans of 'The Flash' will have to wait little longer to watch the standalone 'Flash' movie in theatres as the movie has been pushed till 2021 for release, reported Variety. Warner Bros. is postponing the start of filming on the studio's untitled standalone Flash film. The film never received an official greenlight nor did it have an official release date, yet it was expected to start filming in March. However, a script is still being worked on and the studio thinks that it won't have enough time to get the script in shape and make its original date.
The problem is due to the lead actor Ezra Miller also having an important role in 'Fantastic Beasts', a 'Harry Potter' spin-off series. The third film in the franchise is expected to begin shooting from July, which will cause scheduling nightmares. The standalone Flash film is now expected to begin production in late 2019. So, the film might not see release until 2021.
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The Flash movie's scheduling has been going through a tough time. Last year in January, Warner Bros. had to sign 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' screenplay writer John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to direct the film after director Rick Famuyiwa left the film in 2016 over creative differences.
The studio is a bit shaken over the box office disappointment of 'Justice League' and is trying to come up with a plan to make movies based on DC Comics characters. It has not made any progress with two of the superheroes movies, 'Batman', featuring Ben Affleck and 'Superman', featuring Henry Cavill, either. They are expected to recast the Dark Knight with another actor. However, the studio has many superhero movies set to release in the coming months and years. 'Aquaman' is set to release this December, and a 'Wonder Woman' sequel in the next year. The studio has also slated a 'Suicide Squad' sequel and a Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, hoping that these could just be the super power the sales needs.