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The Flash movie may be inspired by Back to the Future

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Barry Allen may be taking a cue from Marty McFly.

Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are on board to direct Warner Bros.’ long-gestating Flash movie, starring Ezra Miller as the wisecracking speedster. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has a little new info on the film, writing that The Flash will abandon “the somber themes it had been expected to tackle” and instead look to Back to the Future as tonal inspiration.

Flash movie has been in the works for a while now, and Miller joined the DC Extended Universe back in 2016 with a brief appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. At last year’s Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced that the Flash movie would adapt the beloved comic book storyline “Flashpoint,” which follows Barry as he deals with time travel, alternate universes, and previously dead relatives.

The Flash was originally slated for a March 2018 release date, and the project has already lost two directors: Dope director Rick Famuyiwa and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith. Now, with Daley and Goldstein attached, THR says The Flash is expected to begin production in early 2019.

“The development of the project has been a little Barry Allen-like in its mercurial tendencies,” Miller told EW last fall. “But it looks more promising and more exciting than any of the other stages of development that we’ve been in.”

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