Despite the criticism surrounding the first movie, a recent source claims that the script for The Flash 2 has already been drafted. The forthcoming DC Extended Universe film will star Ezra Miller in addition to veteran actors Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton. Ron Livingston, who will replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in The Flash, Maribel Verd, who will play Nora Allen, and Sasha Calle, who will play Supergirl, will all make their DC Universe debuts.
The Flash is anticipated to follow Miller’s Barry Allen as he utilizes his abilities to travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother, however, doing so has several unintended implications for his timeline. Barry will seek assistance from several pals, including a multiverse version of himself, Calle’s Supergirl, and Keaton’s Batman, to return the chronology to its rightful condition. The Flash has had several rewrites, new directors, and release date delays as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and Miller’s legal issues, but it seems WB remains optimistic about the future of the project.
Multiple DCEU development developments acquired from inside sources were recently reported by The Hollywood Reporter. One such update was The Flash 2, with insiders claiming that Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick had already penned the story for the possible sequel. Those with knowledge of the issue observe that The Flash 2 will only proceed if the first movie is a commercial success.
Ezra Miller will return in The Flash 2?
Given the difficulties the previous movie had in being created, news that the script for The Flash 2 has already been written is likely to surprise most people. It’s also understandable that some might assume the studio would take their time putting together a follow-up in the hopes of distancing themselves from the various problems its star was dealing with, especially given Miller’s legal controversies, which cast some doubt on them carrying the role for the sequel or the DCEU’s future as a whole. Miller apparently filmed new sequences for The Flash earlier this month and met with the studio to apologize for their actions off-set, so WB could feel better about keeping them in the part.
It should be mentioned that the reports claiming that the script for The Flash 2 is fully written suggest that the sequel will only be approved if the first movie is a commercial success. Black Adam will be the first significant DCEU theatrical release since the pandemic, and considering that both The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984 had simultaneous theatrical and streaming releases, the first DCEU film will have a high bar to clear in order to prove profitable. It will be interesting to see if the Dwayne Johnson-led film can set a new bar for the franchise and if The Flash can overcome its controversy.