Many folks may have spelled out doom and gloom for the DC Extended Universe following the release of BATMAN v SUPERMAN. With the recent news (and potential exaggeration) of the shake-up over at DC, more than ever, some haters love to make it look like the sky is falling over there. But with the recent response from director James Wan on said shake-up, as well as the hiring of DOPE director Rick Famuyiwa to take on THE FLASH, things seem to be aligning over in the DCEU.
THE FLASH may seem a long time away, and in the grand scheme of things -- especially when you realize all the movies we'll see from DC before then. Between now and THE FLASH's March 2018 release, we'll have already seen SUICIDE SQUAD, WONDER WOMAN, and JUSTICE LEAGUE. In short, the DCEU will be in full swing by the time we get to the standalone FLASH movie. However, the film is still less than two years away, meaning that pre-production is likely getting underway.
With the signing on of the new director, the obligatory "research" photo seemed to be in order, and that's exactly what Famuyiwa gave fans on his Instagram account on Monday evening.
Check out the post below!
Given the angle of the shot, it's pretty much impossible to tell which comics Famuyiwa is turning to, but it does bring up a curious question: do they plan on revising the script? When last we heard, the production was going forward with the Seth Grahame-Smith script in tow (based on a treatment from Phil Lord and Chris Miller), but if Famuyiwa is going deep into the research mode, does it mean he'll be making another round of revisions? That's a possibility.
It can't be ruled out that he may very well just be reading the comics just to get a feel for the character, but in all likelihood, it would make sense that Famuyiwa would revise the script to be more compatible with his own directorial style and sensibilities.
It goes without saying that Famuyiwa has a lot of pressure going into this film. Many fans of the FLASH TV show have been incredibly vocal about their anger in Zack Snyder not casting Grant Gustin in the lead role, and there are bound to be some harsh comparisons between the two incarnations of the characters. Let's just hope that Famuyiwa's Barry Allen is distinctly different and cool enough to sway those audiences. That being said, by the time THE FLASH movie comes around, we'll have already had a good look at the character in JUSTICE LEAGUE, so keep your fingers crossed that Snyder will have already done the heavy lifting by that point.
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