The Flash is set to be the sixth movie in the DC Extended Universe, released sometime in 2018. The franchise is already off to a rocky start with its first three films (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) having limited success, and this story, starring Ezra Miller as the super-fast superhero Barry Allen, ironically keeps on stalling when it should be gaining traction.
The film has already been through two directors: Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa, who also worked together to write the script. Variety is now reporting that Warner Bros. is getting it redone by Joby Harold.
It’s hard to judge what this means from Harold’s limited credentials, but 2007’s Awake, which he wrote and directed, was successful. He has also written King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Robin Hood, which are set for release this year and next, respectively.
Little is known about the script as it stands, except that Famuyiwa’s version also included the superhero Cyborg.
Miller already had brief cameos as the Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. He is set to appear in this year’s Justice League prior to his own film. He also plays Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; some speculate that production of its sequel may push The Flash back even further.