Comic fans eagerly awaiting the stand-alone movie of Flash may have to wait until 2021 for the film to hit theaters.
The Flash is part of the DC comic universe. The character first appeared in comic book form in 1939. Miller first played the role in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Around the same time, Warner Bros announced it was to work on stand alone movies for several superheroes as its DC Extended Universe series. This included The Flash.
However, although Wonder Woman appeared to huge success in 2017, and Aquaman is due to hit theaters before Christmas, a date for the as-yet-untitled Flash movie awaits confirmation.
Miller, who came out as queer in 2012, reprised his role as The Flash in Suicide Squad (2016) and Justice League (2017).
Fans thought his stand-alone would be filmed next spring, ahead of a 2020 release. However, Variety reports studio sources as saying this has now been put back as Warners Bros continues to tweak the script.
However, missing the film’s rumored spring 2019 shoot could see the movie pushed back till late next year. Miller has a recurring role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. He plays Credence Barebone. The third film in that series is due to begin filming in July.
If the Flash movie starts production in late 2019, its release date could go back to 2021.
Warners Bros already has stand-alone movie on The Joker scheduled for a 2019, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Although Wonder Woman did huge business at the box office, with a sequel due next year, the studio’s Justice League movie didn’t hit quite the same heights. Although it still took over $650million at the worldwide box office, it was the lowest performing of the DC Extended Universe movies thus far.
Eyes are now on how Aquaman performs this December to ensure Warners Bros continues to roll out all of its planned DC Extended Universe movies.