Has DC Entertainment put a stop to film production?
It seems as though it has been quite some time since we have heard anything about a 'Flash' movie! Screenwriter Charles Roven indicated in a recent interview that the upcoming 'Flash' film has been all but called off due to the restructuring of DC Entertainment. The internal company changes have forced the project to halt because DC wishes to move the film in a different direction. Roven was quoted at IGN stating:
"I was involved at one point with The Flash," Roven informed us. "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?'"
However, how reliable is the quote from Roven, who is no longer involved as a producer on the project? According to the response by the current screenwriter for the film, Dan Mazeau, work on an upcoming 'Flash' film is still underway and DC writer Geoff Johns is still consulting, which is fantastic news for fans of the character.
Everything is moving forward as planned," Mazeau explained. "I'm still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and -- IMO -- lots to be excited about."
The fact that Roven cites the restructuring of DC Entertainment as an explanation as to why film production has halted makes me think that Warner Brothers may want to utilize 'The Flash' to expand the DC movie franchise. Could this mean we may be in store for a Justice League movie? It will be interesting to watch the developments. What do you think?