So yesterday, we posted a tweet from James Wan showing Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson taking part in a table read of the Aquaman script. Aquaman looks to be full steam ahead (nautical pun intentional) for its release date of October 2018, but of course the solo movie about the King of the Seven Seas is only one DC Extended Universe movie planned for next year. The other movie, The Flash, is on decidedly less solid ground, and now we’re hearing that finding a director is the least of the production’s concern. Now The Flash looks like it’s going to get a remodel from the ground up.
According to Variety, The Flash is about to undergo a page one rewrite, or is already in the process of being completely re-written. Joby Harold, who wrote the upcoming Guy Ritchie Camelot reboot King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, now has the responsibility of remolding the Flash movie into something that can satisfy studio suits and attract a top-flight directorial talent. The consequence of this will likely be that Flash will miss its July 2018 release date, which means that Aquaman might be the only DC movie to be released next year. Those are not good optics as compared to Marvel, who will be release three films in 2018, for the second year in a row, including Avengers: Infinity War.
To recap, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were originally onboard The Flash as writers and potential directors until they departed for the Han Solo movie. They were replaced by Seth Grahame-Smith, but the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author either had creative differences with the studio, or the project was deemed too important by Warner Bros. to risk on a first time director. Hence the hire of Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa, but he departed from the project last fall, and it was definitely over creative differences. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment had no official comment on the matter.
We’ll keep updated with all the latest Flash developments as they become available.
Source: Comic Book Movie