While the untimely ending of the Avengers tugged at the heart strings of countless moviegoers worldwide, their success paved the path for countless other superheroes to storm Hollywood. The most recent endeavor in this regard was Wonder Woman 1984, a prequel to the Wonder Woman franchise that saw multiple delays in its release thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the film still generated nearly $20 million in box offices worldwide, nearly double what Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was capable of. Warner Brothers seemingly found solace in this regardless however as they have set their sights upon another superhero franchise, with plans to even begin filming in the midst of the current pandemic facing the world. This upcoming April the film studio is set to begin filming the new Flash film, with Ezra Miller set to reprise the role of the speedy hero that he originally took on a few years ago.
While Miller made his first appearance as the superhero in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, it is now finally time for him to get his own film. Although the actor has remind aship however, others haven’t: the film has been plagued by a series of writers and directors who have abandoned ship before it ever even took off. Most recently, director of the recent IT reboot Andy Muschietti was set to take the director’s chair and appears to still be on board. This will become much more clear in the coming months as Backstage has reported that the film is set to begin production this upcoming April at their Leavesden studio in the U.K.. While the franchise has been more or less five years in the making, Miller will finally get to showcase his talents as Barry Miller. otherwise known as The Flash, and is likely to leave fans of the superhero franchise enthralled once again.
This may appear as a risky endeavor for Warner Brothers as countless major releases were delayed this past calendar year, however the film studio is likely remaining optimistic about the current situation. As cases of COVID-19 worldwide surge in numbers, pharmaceutical companies have begun slowly releasing vaccines that are likely to slow down or completely stop the spread of this disease. While more and more releases get pushed to streaming services, hopefully by the time the project wraps up production movie theaters will be a safe haven for moviegoers once again. Until this becomes a reality across the globe however fans will need to remain patient as Warner Brothers and other movie studios have begun to push their releases towards streaming, and they surely are not keen to miss out on the revenue this franchise is potentially responsible for.