The Flash Movie Director Hints at 2020 Release Date


by Cooper Hood – on Jun 23, 2018 in Movie News

Director John Francis Daley teases a 2020 release date for The Flash. Progress is being made to shape the future of the DC Extended Universe under the leadership of Walter Hamada. One of his first big moves as the head of DC Films was hiring Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Johnathan Goldstein. The duo also worked on Spider-Man: Homecoming's script, which is one of the reasons why they were able to land the coveted job. The early indications point to them drastically changing the previous story ideas for Ezra Miller's solo Flash movie.

Prior to Daley and Goldstein taking over, the movie looked like it was going to adapt one of Flash's biggest stories right out the gate: Flashpoint. Recent evidence points to them ditching the Flashpoint title and instead drawing inspiration from the famous time-traveling film Back to the Future. Even though its early, fans could see Barry Allen race across time in just two years.

Related: The Flash DCEU Movie May Not Be Titled Flashpoint

Warner Bros. hasn't announced anything firm ever since the film missed its previously announced early 2018 release, but we may now have an idea of when it'll finally arrive. A fan asked Daley on Twitter recently when we could expect to see The Flash in theaters. Daley obviously doesn't want to get into any trouble (or possibly reveal an upcoming SDCC surprise) by getting too specific, but right now the target looks to be sometime in 2020.

As of right now, Warner Bros. has already staked out two release dates in 2020 for unspecified DC movies, February 14th and June 5th. Neither of these dates have been claimed so far, but their history points to a clear answer. It was recently confirmed that the plan is for The Flash to start filming sometime in 2019. The only DC movie currently filming is Wonder Woman 2 and it already has a November 2019 release date set. However, Birds of Prey is eyeing a late 2018 start to production possibly and would make for a perfect Valentine's Day release. If Birds of Prey takes the February 2020 slot, then The Flash could easily take the June date.

Depending on just when The Flash starts filming, it should have anywhere between 12 to 18 months to go through production, begin post-production, do the standard reshoots, and then finish the film. This is all hoping there aren't any more speed bumps for The Flash, a project that's already lost multiple directors. As of right now, only Kiersey Clemons and Billy Crudup are confirmed cast members for the movie, outside of Miller himself. The villain is still unconfirmed, but several recognizable roles may be up for grabs. Hopefully The Flash continues its positive developments and can indeed hit theaters sometime in 2020.

MORE: Ezra Miller Confirms Meeting With Flash Directors

The Flash is currently in development but does not have a release date.

Source: John Francis Daley

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