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Notes on The Flash: script due by Christmas, Greg Berlanti possibly not directing, and rumors of Bradley Cooper

10.11.2010

THE FLASH is moving right along here lately.

According to Deadline, a script for the film must be turned into Warner Bros. between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green are writing that very draft with a little help from Greg Berlanti. Deadline also notes that it's doubtful that Berlanti will direct, despite LIFE AS WE KNOW IT getting the second spot at the box-office over the weekend. His new superhero series on ABC, NO ORDINARY FAMILY is apparently doing decent as well.

This is how Deadline's insider put it, "He won't want to direct it because he kinda wants to do something in between size-wise first before attempting something that large." Then on the other hand, "If Warner Bros does like the script and wants him to direct it... But that's a lot of ifs. And all of it is moot if they don't dig the script. Green Lantern wasn't real until the studio liked the draft." They also note that the treatment for GREEN LANTERN 2 is due by Christmas as well.

On the other side of the web, Moviehole is reporting a very, very early rumor that Bradley Cooper is the early favorite for Barry Allen. Cooper was the runner-up in the race for Hal Jordan in GREEN LANTERN, which eventually went to Ryan Reynolds. It's possible that Cooper is a front runner for the role, but it is still early. Other names will get brought into the equation as we move into the following months.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone read the "Brightest Day: Flash" by Geoff Johns?
Source: DeadlineMoviehole

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10:31AM on 10/12/2010
Now that Reynolds is Green Lantern, I doubt if he can be The Flash. He would make an awesome Flash. Still, I think Chris Pine of Star Trek would also be a nice Flash.
Now that Reynolds is Green Lantern, I doubt if he can be The Flash. He would make an awesome Flash. Still, I think Chris Pine of Star Trek would also be a nice Flash.
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7:02AM on 10/12/2010
@ RC - If Reynolds (who would have made a great Flash) is considered...then so should Chris Evans (he'd make a decent one too). That said, Cooper would be a very good choice...and Nite Owl's Walker suggestion isn't bad either.
@ RC - If Reynolds (who would have made a great Flash) is considered...then so should Chris Evans (he'd make a decent one too). That said, Cooper would be a very good choice...and Nite Owl's Walker suggestion isn't bad either.
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6:53AM on 10/12/2010

AGREED ...

with Nite Owl's comments! LOL
with Nite Owl's comments! LOL
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2:03AM on 10/12/2010

I KNOW I'LL GET A LOT OF SHIT FOR THIS...

but I think Paul Walker would make a good FLASH. I mean THE FLASH is kind of a likeable cocky douchebag in the comics and Walker can certainly play that with ease. Plus he has that speed freak, adrenaline junkie vibe from 'The Fast and Furious' movies. Now let the Thumbs Down barrage commence.
but I think Paul Walker would make a good FLASH. I mean THE FLASH is kind of a likeable cocky douchebag in the comics and Walker can certainly play that with ease. Plus he has that speed freak, adrenaline junkie vibe from 'The Fast and Furious' movies. Now let the Thumbs Down barrage commence.
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11:09AM on 10/12/2010
inspired.
inspired.
1:32AM on 10/12/2010
How about Nathan Fillion. Why have we stopped suggesting this guy for roles? If they want him to be a serious Flash then go with Matthew Fox.
How about Nathan Fillion. Why have we stopped suggesting this guy for roles? If they want him to be a serious Flash then go with Matthew Fox.
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11:39PM on 10/11/2010
Can we see who gives our posts a thumbs up or thumbs down? I'd just like to know why I got a -6 on basically an all positive post, there can't be that many Berlanti fans on here.
Can we see who gives our posts a thumbs up or thumbs down? I'd just like to know why I got a -6 on basically an all positive post, there can't be that many Berlanti fans on here.
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10:47PM on 10/11/2010
I can see Bradley Cooper in this role for sure. Been waiting for a Flash movie for a very long time.
I can see Bradley Cooper in this role for sure. Been waiting for a Flash movie for a very long time.
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9:43PM on 10/11/2010
Why have we ruled Ryan Reynolds out yet? I mean he's already doing so many other comic book movies, just let him in this one as well.
Why have we ruled Ryan Reynolds out yet? I mean he's already doing so many other comic book movies, just let him in this one as well.
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8:59PM on 10/11/2010
Bradley Cooper would not be my first choice for this character, I could see him pulling off guy gardner in future green lantern movies. He is too stocky, not that he isn't in shape, but the Flash should be lean like an endurance runner. Any flash news is good news, such an awesome character, hope the movie does him justice.
Bradley Cooper would not be my first choice for this character, I could see him pulling off guy gardner in future green lantern movies. He is too stocky, not that he isn't in shape, but the Flash should be lean like an endurance runner. Any flash news is good news, such an awesome character, hope the movie does him justice.
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7:20PM on 10/11/2010
Hopefully a "real" director gets it and not Berlanti. I also think it's cool that he's not the soul writer. Bradley Cooper would make a great Barry Allen, I'd also accept Neil Patrick Harris or Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies.
Hopefully a "real" director gets it and not Berlanti. I also think it's cool that he's not the soul writer. Bradley Cooper would make a great Barry Allen, I'd also accept Neil Patrick Harris or Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies.
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7:24PM on 10/11/2010
I don't understand all the hype with Neil Patrick Harris. I wouldn't be able to take him seriously as a super hero.
I don't understand all the hype with Neil Patrick Harris. I wouldn't be able to take him seriously as a super hero.
1:15AM on 10/12/2010
A "soul writer" would be a writer of classic Motwon hits. I think you meant "sole writer".
A "soul writer" would be a writer of classic Motwon hits. I think you meant "sole writer".
7:13PM on 10/11/2010
If done right, and judging by how great The Green Lantern sounds, this movie could be great. Jut as good as Iron Man. I think Cooper would make a great Flash, but my first choice is still Jared Paladecki.
If done right, and judging by how great The Green Lantern sounds, this movie could be great. Jut as good as Iron Man. I think Cooper would make a great Flash, but my first choice is still Jared Paladecki.
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8:06PM on 10/11/2010
I don't understand all the hyp for Jared Paladecki, he's too stocky for the Flash.
I don't understand all the hyp for Jared Paladecki, he's too stocky for the Flash.
7:11PM on 10/11/2010
NPH
NPH
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6:46PM on 10/11/2010
Hope the movie gets green light after christmas, if not WB should let Geoff Johns rewrite the script.
I wouldn't mind Bradley Cooper, but Chris Pine is still my first choice.
Hope the movie gets green light after christmas, if not WB should let Geoff Johns rewrite the script.
I wouldn't mind Bradley Cooper, but Chris Pine is still my first choice.
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6:36PM on 10/11/2010
I think Jon Hamm would make a great Flash.
I think Jon Hamm would make a great Flash.
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7:22PM on 10/11/2010
Oh c'mon if he's any DC hero it's Superman and you know it.
Oh c'mon if he's any DC hero it's Superman and you know it.
8:44PM on 10/11/2010
Jon Hamm would make a wonderful Superman (ala Alex Ross).
Jon Hamm would make a wonderful Superman (ala Alex Ross).
6:22PM on 10/11/2010

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anything: the flash, by Geoff Johns is 'n incredible...

in fact, he should for sure be writing the script for the movie
anything: the flash, by Geoff Johns is 'n incredible...

in fact, he should for sure be writing the script for the movie
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6:22PM on 10/11/2010
Bradley Cooper would be a great Flash, I also think that both Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine would make a good Flash too.
Bradley Cooper would be a great Flash, I also think that both Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine would make a good Flash too.
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6:16PM on 10/11/2010
Is it too late to switch Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds around? Because that makes a lot more sense...
Is it too late to switch Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds around? Because that makes a lot more sense...
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