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Is 'The Flash' still running to the big screen?
With all the excitement about a new "Green Lantern" movie about to begin production, the brave and the bold partner of the DC comics' hero has gotten left in the dust.
For the past few years, Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Roven ("The Dark Knight") had been working on a big screen version of "The Flash" which previously ran as a short-lived TV series in 1990. In fact, the movie seemed close to being green lit and actor Ryan Reynolds spent some time publicly campaigning for the role. Unfortunately, development on "The Flash" dragged and Reynolds will be slipping on a power ring as the Emerald Crusader for director Martin Campbell instead.
As for everyone's favorite Scarlet Speedster, Rovin told IGN Movies this week that the studio had come to him and wanted to take a "different kind of approach." This made one assume the project was in transition looking for a new producer and/or screenwriter. That was news to writer Dan Mazeau who contacted the outlet the next day and said: 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. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and -- IMO -- lots to be excited about."
So, to clarify: a "Flash" movie is in the works and the screenwriter believes you'll be hearing a lot of news about it soon. Stay tuned.