IT director Andy Muschietti has entered talks to direct The Flash movie, with Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) writing the script.
According to THR, Muschietti is currently in talks to helm The Flash movie, with Hodson writing a fresh script. The latter had become a go-to writer for Warner Bros. and DC even before the well-received Bumblebee hit theaters last year, having also written the upcoming Birds of Prey and since worked on the still-developing Batgirl movie. As for Muschietti: his adaptation of Stephen King’s IT novel was a huge success for WB in 2017.
According to THR, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (co-writers on Spider-Man: Homecoming) have departed the project after writing initial script drafts and being slated to direct, citing creative differences.
Notably, DC is abandoning the script written by actor Ezra Miller alongside the Flash comics author Grant Morrison, instead opting for Hodson’s to-be-produced script. According to THR, Miller’s script was aiming for a darker take on the Flash’s character and universe than the decidedly more humorous version Daley and Goldstein were writing.
While offers have not officially gone out to Muschietti and Hodson, their addition could serve as a olive branch for Miller, who had been considering vacating the superhero role.
The Flash is reported to enter pre-production in 2020.