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July 20th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Updates on DC Comics Movie Adaptations

This past fall, Warners quietly hired three of DC's biggest writers -- Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman -- to act as consultants and writers for its superhero line of movies. The move involved taking back the reins on projects being handled by such producers as Charles Roven and Akiva Goldsman.

The moves have begun to pay off. Johns worked up a new treatment for a "Flash" script, being written by Dan Mazeau; Johns will act in a producer capacity on the project, which has not attached a director.


the fifth man
July 21st, 2009, 07:14 PM
Sweet! I look forward to this.

July 22nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
DC Comics Movie Adapations UPDATE

Flash: A Flash movie has been in development for over 10 years now and has had varied directors and writers but at the moment David Dobken is directing and Geoff Johns is penning the script. Likely going to be released in 2011 along with Green Lantern if it picks up speed. Ryan Reynolds was a fan favourite to portray Wally West but now can't due to playing Hal Jordan.


July 23rd, 2009, 11:56 AM
im sure reynolds could do both lantern and flash lol.i wonder who might be in the running now for the role?

the fifth man
July 23rd, 2009, 06:44 PM
This movie could be so awesome.

September 9th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Flash and Wonder Woman Movies Off the Table

Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov has renewed his contract and his "first priority" is the "restructuring" of DC Comics. Nikki Finke is reporting that this is not directly related to the Disney/Marvel merger. She reports that an "insider" confided in her:

"It was Jeff's idea to have DC Comics reporting to him, and DC will be his direct responsibility with Diane Nelson."

Finke also reports that Robinov has been quietly "calling back" high-profile projects like The Flash and Wonder Woman from outside producers in an effort to "severely limit the number of gross participants on the projects." According to Finke's source:

"Jeff always wanted some kind of oversight of DC, and now he wants Warners to hold onto ownership."

While this means a delay in the short term, in the long run it could mean a more cohesive "shared universe" amongst the various DC Comics adaptations, along the lines of what Marvel Studios plans to do with its properties leading up to The Avengers.


September 12th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Looks like We Will See Wonder Woman And The Flash Sooner Then We Thought!

"DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson recently told Comic Book Resources about her desire to prioritize several DC properties including "Superman," "Wonder Woman," "Justice League" and more."

Interesting Wonder Woman was mentioned in there. Here is a bit of news I found out regarding The Flash:

"THE FLASH: Currently experiencing a comic book resurgence thanks to the Geoff Johns-penned "Flash: Rebirth" miniseries, the Fastest Man Alive is yet another superhero deserving of a major motion picture.

As Johns himself is producing and assisting on the film's script, and with Flash's ally Hal Jordan taking flight in 2011's "Green Lantern," the odds of seeing Wally West (or Barry Allen, depending on which version we get) on the big screen in the near future are fairly high."

Unlike recently reported it doesnt look like Wonder Woman or The Flash have any plans at all of being shelved. The WB is taking their time in developing these properties.


October 6th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Flash Movie Hobbled Yet Again?

News report that Charles Roven, producer of The Dark Knight, and his attachment to the as-of-now undeveloped movie, Flash, is on the ropes.

Producer Charles Roven said:

"I was involved at one point with The Flash. And Warner Bros. came to me and said, 'The work that you've been doing hasn't yet resulted in something that any of us, including the filmmaking team, feel could be greenlit as a movie. We're trying to accomplish something that takes into account the entire, rich DC character world, and we'd like to pull it back. That doesn't mean that you aren't going to be a part of it. We just want to take a different kind of approach. Do you mind if we try that?' If we had something that was really working…

"Like, for example, they had something that was more or less working for them on Green Lantern, and now you have Martin Campbell directing it…But we didn't. The David Goyer screenplay, that didn't work. Goyer left the project. We then embarked with David Dobkin, trying to come up with another approach. We hadn't even hired a writer at that point. So for us, we completely understood. I've been making movies with Warner Bros. for 15 years, so that was fine, but I hope one day there's a way for me to get re-involved in the project. "


October 9th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Mazeau: 'Flash still moving forward'

Screenwriter Dan Mazeau has refuted reports that comic book adaptation Flash has been put on hold.

It was previously reported that the production was in jeopardy due to the restructuring of DC Entertainment. These rumours intensified when the project's previous scribe Charles Roven told IGN that internal changes within the company had forced the movie to a halt.

However, Mazeau - who replaced Roven on the venture - dismissed such speculation, insisting that the film is still under way.

"Everything is moving forward as planned," he explained. "I'm still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and - in my opinion - lots to be excited about."

Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert in 1940, Flash tells the story of a man who acquires super speed after being struck by a bolt of lightning. The film adaptation is expected to arrive in theatres in 2011.


February 26th, 2010, 01:45 AM
Green Lantern writer to direct Flash movie?

Last we heard about a proposed movie based on DC Comics' Flash, writer David Goyer said it was "shrouded in mystery." Well, the mystery has lifted a bit, if we are to believe our athletically inclined pals at IESB.net: They're reporting that Greg Berlanti, co-writer of the upcoming Green Lantern and director of Life as We Know It, is in line to direct:

The name should ring a bell or two, Berlanti wrote "Green Lantern" with one my favorites Marc Guggenheim and was once attached to direct the film before WB settled on Martin Campbell.

It's unclear whether Flash will be based on Goyer's initial idea or will be written by someone else. And, of course, way to early to know who will put on the red suit, though Ryan Reynolds was once Goyer's choice (he's not involved and will instead play Hal Jordan in Green Lantern).


February 26th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Let Michael Rosenbaum grow his hair, die it orange and I think he'd make a great Wally.

I'm a bit surprised that Goyer is involved with this one too. I seriously think that with this (if he has to do more work), Batman and Superman, the guy will be stretched out. That said, I do see his involvement turning into an excuse for a Justice League movie.

Replicator Todd
February 26th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Let Michael Rosenbaum grow his hair, die it orange and I think he'd make a great Wally.

I agree completely! He did great as the voice of Flash in the Justice League animated series!

March 19th, 2010, 06:19 AM
WB Confirms More 3D Superhero Movies

More importantly, Steve Weintraub at Collider.com revealed that a plethora of DC Comics properties will replace the void left after the last Harry Potter movie hits theaters. That's right, Warner Bros. is planning on using superhero movies as their tentpole films.

Weintraub says that 2012 will not only bring us the much anticipated sequel to The Dark Knight, but the first Flash feature film as well; with a possible Wonder Woman movie soon to follow. Rumored Flash director Greg Berlanti was in attendance at ShowWest, but refused to comment on this latest news.


March 19th, 2010, 06:23 AM
About time we heard more about Flash, even if it's in a 3D comment. Now they just need to get off their asses and do something.

Speaking of which, I'd want Mark Hamill to do a cameo, as he did Trickster in the live action TV series and Justice League.

April 3rd, 2010, 01:52 AM
Geoff Johns Talks Flash, Wonder Woman and Justice League Movies

While making an appearance at the 2010 Wonder Con, fan favorite comic author (and new DC executive) Geoff Johns had to delicately answer a few questions regarding the status of superhero movies promised by Warner Bros. head Alan Horn.

Johns explained to the crowd that his new role as CCO of DC Comics makes him “in charge of the creative consistency of the DC Universe”. He also fortified the promise made by Warner Bros. head Alan Horn, by saying we're “going to see a lot more DC Movies.”


Regarding the development of the Flash film, Johns responded “We’re developing it right now — 'The Flash' movie. Can’t say anything about it right now, I’m sorry.”


June 10th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Screenwriters Slotted for Flash Movie and Green Lantern 2

I get the feeling that DC Entertainment’s movie production model’s going to resemble Marvel’s more and more as the years roll on. Case in point: DCE’s commissioned GREEN LANTERN movie screenwriters Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to work out treatments for a GL sequel as well as a FLASH feature (according to the Hollywood Reporter.) The trio would then write the screenplay for the title DCE selected based on those treatments. Just as the GREEN LANTERN movie's drawing from Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns’ run on GL, so too will this FLASH movie be drawing from his current take on the Scarlet Speedster - - I.E. it’ll be about Barry Allen, not Wally West or Bart Allen.


August 5th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Geoff Johns Confirms Plans For The Flash Movie Adaptation!

At the DC Nation Comic Con Panel, the comic book writer briefly confirmed that work is moving ahead on a Flash movie and once again dropped hints that we'll see Batgirl outside of the comic books.


August 5th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Would love to see a Batgirl movie. Get that crappy performance by Al... wait a minute, that's bad. It would screw up the Batman Begins continuity unless they get Gordon's wife (who I bet would look great in a rubber/latex suit) to do the role.

As for Flash, I want Michael Rosenbaum to do it.

Replicator Todd
August 5th, 2010, 01:20 PM
As for Flash, I want Michael Rosenbaum to do it.

Oh MY GOD YESSSSS! Rosenbaum for Flash!

September 27th, 2010, 04:04 AM
Berlanti compares 'Flash' to 'Se7en', 'Lambs'

The Flash screenwriter Greg Berlanti has compared his proposed superhero movie to serial killer dramas Se7en and The Silence Of The Lambs. Berlanti, who is reuniting with Green Lantern duo Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim on the Warner Bros project, told SuperheroHype that fans can expect the DC Comics hero Barry Allen to feature in a dark storyline.

"It's actually a little bit darker than when we were working on [for Green Lantern], because you're dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide," Berlanti said. "I find you talk a lot about different films when you're working on a film, and we spend a lot more time talking about Se7en or The Silence Of The Lambs as we construct that part of Barry's world, than I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast."

Berlanti noted that his Flash would also lean heavily on the comic's sci-fi elements and feature alternate dimensions. "The sci-fi thing, we obviously want to nail that and honour that and do that in a way that feels visceral and real and cool and probably more in the tone of The Matrix films or things like that," he said.

On the prospect of directing the film himself, Berlanti added: "When we have the script together, I'll probably sit down with Warner Bros and want to decide what's best for that movie."


October 9th, 2014, 04:41 AM
Strong Pilot episode. While I expect ratings to drop some, hopefully this is a good indication the show will do fairly well.

TV Ratings: 'The Flash' Premiere Gives CW a 5-Year Best

Don't expect the wave of comic book-inspired TV series to slow down any time soon — at least at the CW. Two years after the successful launch of Arrow, the network premiered spinoff The Flash on Tuesday night. It marked the CW's highest-rated opener since The Vampire Diaries in 2009.

Initial live-plus-same day ratings give The Flash 4.54 million viewers and a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49. Both mark premiere highs since The Vampire Diaries' September 2009 bow. It's even more impressive when looking at the fact that The Flash opened the night, leading into the tenth season of Supernatural (steady and strong for the CW with a 1.2 in the demo). For the 8 p.m. hour, the CW easily outrated ABC's freshman comedies and Fox's animation encores among adults 18-49.

-source (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-flash-premiere-gives-739170)

October 21st, 2014, 11:09 AM
The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman series, THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

THE FLASH debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings, and was the network's highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years, since THE Vampire Diaries debuted in 2009.


October 21st, 2014, 11:28 AM
Great news!

November 2nd, 2014, 11:33 AM
I might be wrong, but was the actor who played Barry's father the same actor who played 'The Flash' back in the 90's?

November 2nd, 2014, 09:15 PM
If they are going to make a Flash film, why not keep the actor from the show?

June 4th, 2015, 12:08 AM
I don't really think of the Flash as a manly guy though. He's a speedster. Shouldn't he be a little lanky?

June 4th, 2015, 02:16 AM
If they are going to make a Flash film, why not keep the actor from the show?

As much as i like Grant Guntston's portrayal of Barry Allen, i would prefer to keep ARROWverse and the Cinematic verse separate, infact i would rather have a different Flash maybe, Wally West.... Jay Garrick? just to make it different

July 9th, 2015, 10:38 AM
I might be wrong, but was the actor who played Barry's father the same actor who played 'The Flash' back in the 90's?

You are correct! The Flash 1990-1991 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098798/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_37) That's a pretty cool connection! :D