Warner Bros. appears to be making a super-heroic effort to get #TheFlash feature film back on track.
The script is currently being rewritten, with Joby Harold tapped to bring the Scarlet Speedster’s solo adventure to the big screen, reports The Wrap.
Harold’s writing credits include the upcoming movies King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Robin Hood (2018), as well as 2007’s Awake, which he also directed.
This isn’t the first time The Flash feature film has hit some speed bumps.
Seth Grahame-Smith, who was initially set to direct the Ezra Miller-led movie, walked away from the project in May citing “creative differences.”
Dope director Rick Famuyiwa was then approached to take the reins , but also walked away in November. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter Famuyiwa explained:
I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humor and heart. While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical and multicultural point of view. I wish Warner Bros., DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.
At this time a new director has not been announced.
The Flash is currently scheduled to race into movie theaters on March 16, 2018, but with a script rewrite in the works, news of a delay before The Fastest Man Alive speeds across the silver screen in a solo adventure could be arriving very soon.
Thankfully fans will still be able to get their Flash fix in #JusticeLeague later this year.