The Flash Production is Moving in Slo-Mo

As if it were gift wrapped and sent with chocolates, this story win’s this week’s award for most pun-prone news item. According to our good friend Ryan Rotten over at ShockTillYouDrop, producer Charles Roven is saying that the production of The Flash movie has ‘no momentum.’ Roven, who also produced The Dark Knight, didn’t say much else, but implied that the production is just not on the top of the priority list for Warner Bros. at this point.

The last time we were talking seriously about The Flash was almost exactly a year ago, when Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin said that he would be taking the reigns on the project, and that it would be set in the same universe as George Miller’s Justice League film. Of course, those who have been following along with the bouncing ball that is the production of Justice League, that particular universe may never actually be committed to film. That said, it comes as no surprise that The Flash is currently stalled by the side of the road. In fact, despite all of their promises of having a new vision for their DC Comic library, it still looks like Warner Bros. is mostly just standing around with their thumbs… well, you get the point.

As for The Flash, I would love to see it happen — and I think that the previously rumored Ryan Reynolds would make a great choice for the title role. Though, history tells us that we are more likely to see Reynolds in a Deadpool stand-alone film long before he is breaking land speed records.

Do you think that a Flash movie would ever happen if the Justice League movie doesn’t happen first? As well, which movie would you rather see Ryan Reynolds take on first, The Flash or Deadpool?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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