Ezra Miller Rewriting 'The Flash' Movie Script to Keep the Role
Ezra Miller really, really wants to keep playing The Flash. So much so that he is teaming up with DC Comics writer Grant Morrison to pen his own script for "The Flash" standalone movie.
Miller stole scenes as the Scarlet Speedster (real name: Barry Allen) in "Justice League," so it was only natural for the character to gets his own movie. Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein boarded the project in January 2018.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the directors and star have clashing visions for the film. Daley and Goldstein — who previously made "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Game Night" — plan to take a light-hearted, fun approach. That's more in line with the direction that DC/Warner Bros. movies are taking after the success of "Aquaman" and the positive buzz for the upcoming "Shazam!"
But Miller reportedly wants a darker take on the story. Now, in an extremely unusual move, he's writing a version of the script himself with Morrison.
If Warner Bros. doesn't go with Miller's script, he may end up speeding away from "The Flash" altogether. THR notes his holding deal for the movie expires in May.
Then again, the studio seems to have no problem rebooting even recently-occupied characters. Ben Affleck retired as Batman and Idris Elba may replace Will Smith in "Suicide Squad." Miller, meanwhile, still has a big franchise to call home, as one of the stars of the "Fantastic Beasts" saga.