Posted by BatMark_ (49 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a DC Comics man at heart, and naturally it makes me jealous when Marvel are consistently releasing movies that are consistently good, but DC can only seem to make Batman & Superman movies but fail miserably with other characters (Green Lantern anyone?). Don't get me wrong, I love the Batman movies, I love the Superman movies, but goddamnit I want more heroes on the big screen being given the spotlight they so badly deserve.

Over the past year I've been thinking of what hero should come first. Wonder Woman? That won't be happening for a while after the disaster that was the tv show. Aquaman? I could see that happening in the future possibly. Green Arrow? He has a tv show coming up so there won't be any movie for him.

But what about the Scarlet Speedster himself.. The Flash!

There has been rumours of a Flash movie going around for years, supposed drafts of a script have been written, but nothing ever really ever got announced. But damn if they made it right, it would be amazing! If they got the right cast, chose the right villain, and got a solid story down, DC and Warner Brothers could be looking at their next moneypot after Batman and Superman.

I thought I'd share my thoughts on that, but what hero do you want to see put on the big screen? And what would your dream cast for a Flash movie be?

Mine personally would star Ryan Gosling as Barry Allen, cause as much as I love Wally, Barry needs to come first, and Gosling has previously expressed an interest in playing The Flash before...

#1 Edited by nickthedevil (12498 posts) - - Show Bio

@BatMark_: I don't think the Flash would translate into a movie very well...

and even if someone somehow managed it, comic book fans would rage over it like weenies for being so different.

#2 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4732 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's best bet is to introduce the Flash in a team movie, but that won't happen either.

#3 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, he's a one-trick pony. It would be so hard to make a 90 minute feature based on a dude that runs really fast, since he could realistically solve every problem within a second. 

#4 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, I've noticed a lot of you guys hop onto theatrical "rumors" as if they mean anything. Most Hollywood rumors are just pipe dreams of writers and directors.

#5 Posted by _Draven_ (31 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that Flash would be a good movie just because of one thing: the portrayal of super speed. From what I've seen, it'll be pretty hard to entertain people with about an hour to two hours of Flash being depicted as running in slow motion or as blur (since those are the only two portrayals I've seen.

#6 Posted by BatMark_ (49 posts) - - Show Bio

@texasdeathmatch: Actually I've read news stories of about the writers of Green Lantern collaborating with Geoff Johns for a Flash script.

And the reason I thought a Flash movie could work is from reading the new 52 Flash, it's absolutely fantastic and the writers have put him in a situation where he can't run to his full capabitilities or else he could rip a hole in time and space, I feel like something along the lines of that could work well on screen.

#7 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio
@BatMark_: Wow, with the Green Lantern writers on board, what could possibly go wrong? :P
#8 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7848 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicvine.com/barry-allen/29-22804/the-flash-movie-discussion/92-648363/

Thread I made a while back, it has all the latest updates and rumors dealing with the Flash movie.

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#9 Posted by Enemybird (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

Id rather see a good flash game than a good flash movie...

I'm currently writing a story with a speedster in it. it wasn't difficult for me to figure out weaknesses for that character & develop conflict.

#10 Posted by BatMark_ (49 posts) - - Show Bio

@Enemybird: Hmm a Flash game would also be awesome too.

What sort of weaknesses and conflict did you figure out, I'd love to know what could be used on screen.

Nice picture by the way, Deathnote was awesome!

#11 Posted by Enemybird (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

@BatMark_ said:

@Enemybird: Hmm a Flash game would also be awesome too.

What sort of weaknesses and conflict did you figure out, I'd love to know what could be used on screen.

Nice picture by the way, Deathnote was awesome!

Thanks I love Deathnote (Pre L Death)

and to answer your question the said speedsters power doesn't come from natural abilities like flash... it comes from tech he and his partner created. I applied real world physics as best as i could so things like friction... and inertia limit his abilities. I cant really pour my heart out becasue its still a work in progress but im sure you understand...

#12 Posted by tis_blackwater (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that if done Right, the right actor, story and director The Flash could dominate the big silver screen. (IMO). I will say this though if Greg Berlanti is involved with the Flash you can bet its going to be as bad as Green Lantern.

#13 Posted by The Stegman (24391 posts) - - Show Bio

It could be done into a sort of CSI type movie where people are being frozen by Captain Cold and Barry Allen is trying to find out who's behind it at the beginning, causing him to work late in the lab, which leads to the lightning strike disaster that THEN turns him into the Flash

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#14 Posted by Death_From_Below (223 posts) - - Show Bio

flash movie bored me, but i'll have to rewatch it again.

#15 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how you could make a 2 hour movie interesting about a guy who runs really fast and zips around enemies, it would get boring after a while.