So when was the last time we heard anything about The Flash? It seems that since last summer’s Green Lantern debacle, Warner Bros. has recoiled on developing the rest of DC Comics’ pantheon of heroes and focused on the ones they already know (sometimes) work: Batman and Superman.
But The Flash and others are apparently still in the mix, at least according to screenwriter Dan Mazeau, who co-wrote the new Wrath of the Titans and previously worked on a draft of The Flash with Geoff Johns.
“I think Warner Bros. is finalizing their strategy of how they want to roll out their DC superheroes, and obviously they’ve got Batman in an incredibly great place, and Green Lantern, I think, performed okay,” Mazeau said in an interview with Blastr. “I think they probably would have liked it to have done better, but yeah, there is still a whole lot of excitement for the DC universe, and I know The Flash is very high on the list.
“It’s like anything, though,” he continued. “It has to come together with the right cast. It has to come together with the right director and sort of the right moment, and so they’re trying to push the rock up the hill … hopefully there will be some news soon, but right now I can’t really say anything else.”
Mazeau added that at last he heard, Green Lantern writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim were working on revisions, but I imagine that probably came to end once Lantern came out and sucked. The weird part is that Green Lantern’s got to be easier to adapt then The Flash, but hey, I’m not a fancy Hollywood screenwriter, so what do I know.
As for Mazeau’s script, he says that his Flash was going to be Barry Allen, although, “For fans of Wally [West], there were some things in that script that would make them happy also,” he adds.