The Flash. Oh, The Flash. We’ve been waiting for years for this project to gain some traction. It’s had directors cycle in and out ever since it was first announced along with the original DCEU slate. And through it all, the only thing that’s managed to stick is star Ezra Miller, who played the character in 2017’s Justice League.
A couple of months back, it was reported that IT: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti would be replacing John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein as director of the long-awaited DC project. Now, in a recent interview with Fandango, Muschietti himself confirmed as such, and when asked whether or not it would contain any horror elements, he said:
“An element if horror? I don’t think so. What captivated me about the Flash is the human drama in it,” he said. “The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It’s going to be fun, too. I can’t promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it’s a beautiful human story.”
Well, if history has taught us anything it’s that horror directors make pretty solid comic book movie directors (see: Shazam!, Aquaman). It’s also taught us that these directors don’t feel the need to leave their horror fingerprints on the story, but are just as interested in focusing on the more human aspects.
Given the work Muschietti has done on the first IT film, it’s clear he handles human all too well, and I’m excited to see what he does with it. As of right now, there is no time table for the film, but Muschietti reportedly wants to take a bit of a breather before The Flash, but it looks like it may finally be gaining traction.
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