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Grant Morrison talks about his and Ezra Miller’s Back to the Future inspired Flash script

September 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We all know that The Flash movie is finally getting off the ground (here) but before the current version was greenlit, comics legend Grant Morrison had worked with star Ezra Miller to do a script that was ultimately turned down.

The writer and star really seemed to be going for a crowdpleaser with their concept and it sounds like it could have been a lot of fun.

“Well, I thought we had a really good version of The Flash and we wrote it as fast as The Flash, because it was so demanding, and it was pretty good,” Morrison said.

“And I think after a few drafts, it would have been great. But the way some studios work, these things just come and go. I think about 15 people have already written versions of The Flash. But it does seem to be going ahead now, but not with the version that we did. I had fun. Ezra came over to the house and we just had a real blast and created the story. And maybe one day the script will leak out into the world.”

He went on to reveal that his script, rather than being a typical superhero outing, owed a lot to Back to the Future, keeping the story on the lighter side: “I mean, elements of darkness were there and the material that they wanted us to use [was] the Flashpoint stuff. So, Ezra and I were actually trying to do something that was a bit more —like I say, it’s kind of like just a great science-fiction story. And if you don’t know [the comics], it would have made sense. But I have to say, I mean, I don’t want to talk about that, because somebody else has done their own work on it and I’m sure it will be great. And maybe, as I say this will leak out one day and people can judge.”

As a child of the 90s reading a lot of DC, Morrisons take on the character would have been something to see for sure, but the movie that is planning to film in the coming months was written by Bumblebee and Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson. Let’s hope it’s more Bumblebee and less BoP, huh?

Anyway, who is excited for Flash and would you like to have seen Morrison and Miller’s version? Let me know your thoughts, gang.

Source: Collider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….