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Phil Lord talks The Flash movie and confirms which version of Flash we’re getting

May 19th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Before we go any further, we feel we should say that we don’t think there could be a better Flash than we have at this moment in time on The CW.

That said, we do love The LEGO movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller (even if they did turn down Ghostbusters) and now that they are working on the DC Movie Universe’s version of the scarlet speedster we’re certainly curious as to the directio it might take.

Talking on The Hippojuice Podcast (full interview below), one half of the duo, writer Phil Lord, talked about the movie and the already existing TV Show: “We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. …I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen.

“We’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing and is kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff. I’m optimistic!”

So, what did we learn? Well, we know that this will be Barry Allen and not one of the other characters who have been Flash over the years and we know it’ll be a standalone, so we guess this means that, much like Avengers, the characters’ movies will all exist outside the team-up movies as their own things. But we figured that, anyway.

The Flash movie is set for March 23rd, 2018 and will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash

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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….