If you love irony, the drama surrounding 'The Flash' is one for the books.
For a movie about the world's fastest comic-book superhero, it's taking ages to actually make it to the screen. 'The Flash' has gone through several directors and screenwriters since it was initially announced five years ago.
At that time, Seth Grahame-Smith was hired to write and direct, but then eventually left over creative differences. Then came 'Dope' director Rick Famuyiwa, who then left - again, over creative differences. Robert Zemeckis was in talks at one point, but nothing came of it. It wasn't until screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein - who wrote 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', by the way - that it looked like something was going to happen.
Well, not so. Both of these left 'The Flash' before anything happened, and it even got to the stage where Ezra Miller - the star of the movie - tried to write a script with comics legend Grant Morrison. This script, it seems, was turned down by Warner Bros. and now, at long last, there appears to be an end to all of this.
THR reports that 'Bumblebee' screenwriter Christina Hodson and 'It' director Andy Muscietti are now in advanced talks about bringing 'The Flash' to screens, but nothing has been confirmed regarding release dates or production schedules.
Given how they've changed so frequently in the past, it's not all that surprising. On top of that, you've also got the fact that the DC Expanded Universe appears to be more or less gone by the wayside, as both 'Shazam!' and 'Aquaman' appeared to do perfectly fine without crossing over with other superheroes in their respective movies.
On top of all that, given how Henry Cavill is now out as Superman and so to is Ben Affleck as Batman, the only original DC heroes left in their roles are Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot as Aquaman and Wonder Woman.
How any of this affects 'The Flash' remains to be seen, but it's definitely a sign of how poorly managed the DC Expanded Universe has been.