AceShowbiz -“The Flash” movie’s fans should keep their fingers crossed as the film is at risk of losing Ezra Miller as the Barry Allen depicter. The actor is reportedly clashing with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were tapped for the project in January 2018, over the script.
Daley and Goldstein, whose recent works include “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Game Night“, “have a light-hearted approach to the material,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. On the other hand, Miller wants a darker take on the material.
Generally, the light-hearted approach is favored by Warner Bros., which has experienced success with “Aquaman” and is seeing strong buzz with the upcoming “Shazam!“. Both movies take on the fun route, with the latter infusing more humors.
In a bid to keep himself involved in the movie, which is reportedly called “Flashpoint“, Miller is teaming up with Grant Morrison, the acclaimed comics author, to rewrite the script. It’s reportedly the actor’s initiative to tackle the story himself, after their attempt to compromise last year didn’t lead to an agreement.
While Miller is said to be deeply committed to the role, there’s a possibility that the actor leaves the project should the studio go with Daley and Goldstein’s version and forgo Miller’s take on the superhero. And that’s not all as Miller’s contract on “Flash” reportedly will expire in May.
Miller recently talked about the delay on “The Flash” movie, which will be extended because of Miller’s commitment to “Fantastic Beasts 3“. “Anyone who knows anything about Barry Allen knows that he’s always late,” Miller said in February. “But then when he arrives, he gets stuff done. And that’s definitely how this film’s production schedule is proceeding. We’re a little late.”
He went on explaining, “But the reason why we are late, and this is the honest to god truth… We’re all – and I include myself in this – we are very meticulously focused on making a movie that’s not just one of the greatest superhero movies that we can possibly make. This movie’s also going to be a gift to the fans.”
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