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10.06.2009

While Marvel's comic heroes continue to save the world (at various studios), most of DC's A-list and B-team sit on the bench instead of knocking villains and box office receipts out of the park.

The fleet-footed FLASH could be cramping up, at least according to THE DARK KNIGHT producer Charles Roven. As he recently told IGN, Roven was previously involved with the red-spandexed runner but isn't sure of his current inertia: "The David Goyer screenplay, that didn't work. Goyer left the project. We then embarked with [WEDDING CRASHERS director] David Dobkin, trying to come up with another approach. We hadn't even hired a writer at that point. So for us, we completely understood [the studio's desire to start from scratch]. I've been making movies with Warner Bros. for 15 years, so that was fine, but I hope one day there's a way for me to get re-involved in the project."

But wait -- then current screenwriter Dan Mazeau dropped them a line with encouraging words: "Just to chime in on your latest article: THE FLASH has not been hobbled. Everything is moving forward as planned. I'm still writing the script. [FLASH comic writer] Geoff Johns is still consulting."

With the recent announcement of DC Entertainment and WB's supposed new focus on getting the comic characters onto screens, it's possible the Fastest Man Alive will find traction soon. Then again, when you take into consideration previous things like CATWOMAN (we'll not speak of it further), the intended JUSTICE LEAGUE OF NOBODIES, and plans for a "wacky" GREEN LANTERN with Jack Black, you should probably count your blessings that you even got a couple of decent Batman movies.

Extra Tidbit: Wonder what John Wesley Shipp is up to?
Source: IGN

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3:01AM on 10/08/2009

God, make the Flash happen..

@ one8een

Maybe Wilson as the Wally West Flash would work. Reynolds would make a better Barry Allen, and it's too bad they couldn't get Flash off the ground before GL. Someone else could've played GL.

As for villains, what's wrong with Captain Cold, Mirror Master and Prof. Zoom? Sure they're dorky--they could use an upgrade of sorts for the movie though.
@ one8een

Maybe Wilson as the Wally West Flash would work. Reynolds would make a better Barry Allen, and it's too bad they couldn't get Flash off the ground before GL. Someone else could've played GL.

As for villains, what's wrong with Captain Cold, Mirror Master and Prof. Zoom? Sure they're dorky--they could use an upgrade of sorts for the movie though.
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6:51PM on 10/07/2009

actors to play the flash

i lately been thinking of who could pully off the flash other than Ryan Reynolds...i think Owen Wilson would be perfect, if he cut his hair and worked out for a while, hes comedic and could easily pull of the action scenes (Wedding Crashers meets Behind Enemy Lines)
i lately been thinking of who could pully off the flash other than Ryan Reynolds...i think Owen Wilson would be perfect, if he cut his hair and worked out for a while, hes comedic and could easily pull of the action scenes (Wedding Crashers meets Behind Enemy Lines)
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4:26PM on 10/07/2009

I've been a huge fan...

..of the Flash since the TV show in the ninties. I've long wanted to see a film but have also figured its better that they dont make one rather then make something like FF or Daredevil. The main problem with bringing FLash to the big screen is that he has not one single arch enemy thats as well known as The Joker, Lex Luthor, Green Goblin, etc.

Hopefully they'll get it right one day. I'm not holding my breath.
..of the Flash since the TV show in the ninties. I've long wanted to see a film but have also figured its better that they dont make one rather then make something like FF or Daredevil. The main problem with bringing FLash to the big screen is that he has not one single arch enemy thats as well known as The Joker, Lex Luthor, Green Goblin, etc.

Hopefully they'll get it right one day. I'm not holding my breath.
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11:52AM on 10/07/2009
neil patrick harris for the win.
neil patrick harris for the win.
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4:30AM on 10/07/2009

I love that Geoff Johns is overseeing.

So far so good. I'd seriously bet money there'll be a Green Lantern cameo. GL & Flash, they best fwiends. THAT and Geoff is consulting. No way Reynolds won't at least appear at the end .
So far so good. I'd seriously bet money there'll be a Green Lantern cameo. GL & Flash, they best fwiends. THAT and Geoff is consulting. No way Reynolds won't at least appear at the end .
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11:53PM on 10/06/2009

I heard that....

Adam Brody was DEEPLY DEEPLY in love with this role and that his agent was getting and "holding" this gig for Brody. This is true stuff. Brody needs this.
Adam Brody was DEEPLY DEEPLY in love with this role and that his agent was getting and "holding" this gig for Brody. This is true stuff. Brody needs this.
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10:55PM on 10/06/2009

And if they can't get.....

Reynolds, then maybe Michael C. Hall. I could see Hall doing a good job as well, even though he would be a bigger risk to cast in this type of role.
Reynolds, then maybe Michael C. Hall. I could see Hall doing a good job as well, even though he would be a bigger risk to cast in this type of role.
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10:57PM on 10/06/2009
What the FUCK makes you think Michael C. hall would make a good green lantern???? I like Hall and all but...what the FUCK?
What the FUCK makes you think Michael C. hall would make a good green lantern???? I like Hall and all but...what the FUCK?
11:21PM on 10/06/2009
First of all dude you need to relax. Don't come here and reply to me that I'm a fucking moron by stating "What the FUCK makes me think" etc. It's a god damn opinion and I was just expressing who I thought would make a good "Flash Gordon". I think Hall would do a good job because he does a good job playing "dark", "distant", and "interesting" roles (i.e. Nate in "Six Feet Under" and Dexter in "Dexter"). Plus, he is a very good underrated actor and I just think it would be cool if he played a
First of all dude you need to relax. Don't come here and reply to me that I'm a fucking moron by stating "What the FUCK makes me think" etc. It's a god damn opinion and I was just expressing who I thought would make a good "Flash Gordon". I think Hall would do a good job because he does a good job playing "dark", "distant", and "interesting" roles (i.e. Nate in "Six Feet Under" and Dexter in "Dexter"). Plus, he is a very good underrated actor and I just think it would be cool if he played a superhero. So JimmmyChopblock you need to calm the fuck down with your replies. Everyone is entitled to their opinions you ass. Respect other people on this board jackass.
11:30PM on 10/06/2009
JimmyChopblock,

What the fuck is your problem? This a FLASH article, not Green Lantern. Get it straight and quit being an asshole. If you're going to be an asshole at least be an asshole about the right subject and not one that The_Soloist isn't even talking about.

The_Soloist,

You don't have to explain your position to JimmyChopblock. He's clearly an idiot.

I for one think that Ryan Reynolds would be perfect. I also think that Michael C. Hall is a daring choice. I love the guy and
JimmyChopblock,

What the fuck is your problem? This a FLASH article, not Green Lantern. Get it straight and quit being an asshole. If you're going to be an asshole at least be an asshole about the right subject and not one that The_Soloist isn't even talking about.

The_Soloist,

You don't have to explain your position to JimmyChopblock. He's clearly an idiot.

I for one think that Ryan Reynolds would be perfect. I also think that Michael C. Hall is a daring choice. I love the guy and him being in anything would be awesome.
11:57PM on 10/06/2009
Thanks BigCoffinHunter, I appreciate the support against these morons on these boards. Everyone needs to chill and just respect each other's opinion...no matter what that opinion is.
Thanks BigCoffinHunter, I appreciate the support against these morons on these boards. Everyone needs to chill and just respect each other's opinion...no matter what that opinion is.
11:58PM on 10/06/2009
LISTEN UP Jimmycockcock, you are not liked by anyone in the entire world. Go elsewhere and stop talkin trash to people that makes no sense dum dum.
LISTEN UP Jimmycockcock, you are not liked by anyone in the entire world. Go elsewhere and stop talkin trash to people that makes no sense dum dum.
12:03AM on 10/07/2009
I love the idea of Michael C. Hall. Even though he always does have a very sinister look about him.

And Jimmycockcock lives up to his name.
I love the idea of Michael C. Hall. Even though he always does have a very sinister look about him.

And Jimmycockcock lives up to his name.
10:54PM on 10/06/2009

Can't wait...

for this movie to come out. It's anther one of those risky superhero movies (i.e. Watchmen, The Green Lantern). For the love of god PLEASE PLEASE cast Ryan Reynolds for this role. He would be fantastic for it.
for this movie to come out. It's anther one of those risky superhero movies (i.e. Watchmen, The Green Lantern). For the love of god PLEASE PLEASE cast Ryan Reynolds for this role. He would be fantastic for it.
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10:57PM on 10/06/2009
What makes you think Ryan Reynolds would be a good Green Lantern?
What makes you think Ryan Reynolds would be a good Green Lantern?
11:13PM on 10/06/2009
JimmmyChopblock when you mean "Green Lantern", I think you mean "Flash". Ryan Reynolds has that attitude, look, and charisma to play "The Flash". Plus he plays a good asshole and Reynolds has been wanting to make a "The Flash" movie for a very long time. Just go to google or youtube and type in Reynolds and Flash and you'll see that Reynolds considers this a "passion" project. That is the reason why I think he should be cast in this movie as "The Flash". Based off his past history with him
JimmmyChopblock when you mean "Green Lantern", I think you mean "Flash". Ryan Reynolds has that attitude, look, and charisma to play "The Flash". Plus he plays a good asshole and Reynolds has been wanting to make a "The Flash" movie for a very long time. Just go to google or youtube and type in Reynolds and Flash and you'll see that Reynolds considers this a "passion" project. That is the reason why I think he should be cast in this movie as "The Flash". Based off his past history with him discussing that he would want to play "The Flash" in a movie and the fact that he "suits" the role very well, gives me the confidence that he would do a hell of a job.

Plus, he is a very gifted, criminally underrated actor.
12:00AM on 10/07/2009
I doubt very much that WB would cast Reynolds as two of their super heroes.
I doubt very much that WB would cast Reynolds as two of their super heroes.
10:47PM on 10/06/2009
They already made a great film series with the only remotely entertaining mainline DC hero available (Batman). Does anybody really care about the others? Look to the Vertigo line if you really want good DC comic movies.
They already made a great film series with the only remotely entertaining mainline DC hero available (Batman). Does anybody really care about the others? Look to the Vertigo line if you really want good DC comic movies.
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10:45PM on 10/06/2009

Why is this so hard to fucking make?

Granted, they had to make Flash more like Batman to get the 90's TV show launched (Danny Elfman theme, abnormal night settings and grittier stories).

A Flash film would be a risk, but one worth taking. They just need to get a non-hacky director.
Granted, they had to make Flash more like Batman to get the 90's TV show launched (Danny Elfman theme, abnormal night settings and grittier stories).

A Flash film would be a risk, but one worth taking. They just need to get a non-hacky director.
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