It looks like director Andy Muschietti is gearing up to start shooting DC Entertainment’s The Flash soon. According to a new report from Backstage, the highly-anticipated DC film will start production in April of 2021.
What makes this project so damn exciting is the fact that Ezra Miller will be joined by Ben Affleck as Batman, and Michael Keaton as Batman, along with several other members of the DC universe cast. Filming is said to be taking place at Warner Bros.’ Leavesden studios.
This movie is going to break open the DC multiverse and the director previously teased “all that you’ve seen exists.” The Flash will see Barry Allen “breaking the bonds of physics to crash into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes.”
Muschietti also explained things a little further regarding how this new DC Multiverse is actually going to work, saying:
“This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”
He went on to share:
“I will tell you is that it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot of DC characters in it. Flash is the superhero of this film because he is the bridge between all of these characters and timelines. And in a way, it restarts everything and doesn’t forget anything.”
The director also previously explained that the film will be a time travel story, saying:
“His mother was murdered, his father was trained and incarcerated, and all his journey from then was a man trying to make things right…the script really capture his loquacity, his personality…he’s someone who has the power of changing events of the past, but by doing so, can deteriorate the very fabric of the space-time continuum.”
Screenwriter Christina Hodson added, “The cinematic multiverse is going to be born out of this movie. It’s born out of Barry’s story.”
I can’t wait to see how this story plays out!