After Warner Bros. released Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern the studio went back to the drawing board to create a new strategy on how to handle their DC comics properties. I thought Green Lantern sucked, and it didn't do as well as the studio hoped it would. Apparently The Flash is at the top of the studios list of movies to make. This bit of news comes from Wrath of the Titans screenwriter Dan Mazeau who also wrote a draft of The Flash script. Here's what he told blastr in a recent interview,
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. 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. 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.
The last we heard Green Lantern writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim were developing a new version of the script, and there was a chance that Berlanti could end up directing the film. Things have been very quiet since.
If the studio is looking to make a change, and do better on their future comic book films I suggest they don't use the same screenwriters that worked on Green Lantern. And to be honest, I don't think DC comics writer and movie collaborator Geoff Johns is helping these productions out either. In fact, I think his involvement might end up hurting them. Green Lantern is the perfect example, it could have been a much better and enjoyable film.
Mazeau concluded by saying that his version of The Flash was going to be Barry Allen, and then added that "For fans of Wally (West), there were some things in that script that would make them happy also."
What would your vision of The Flash be like?