It could be more bad news for the Warner Bros. / DC cinematic universe – Variety
Joby Harold has been hired to pen the new screenplay after writing two upcoming WB projects: this summer’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law; and the upcoming reboot of Robin Hood, which is set to star Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn. It seems that after the departure of original director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) last year, the studios are going to seize the opportunity to shake the film and its story up a little bit with original writer Seth Grahame-Smith’s (The Lego Batman Movie) script now set to be replaced.
Ezra Miller will play the title role of Barry Allen/The Flash, with the previously announced Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Billy Crudup (Barry Allen’s father) still attached and the probable change in release date (the film was set for a 2018 release) shouldn’t change anything casting wise.
Miller will next be seen as The Flash in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the big DC cinematic universe team-up, alongside Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Ciaran Hinds (Steppenwolf) and J.K. Simmons (Commisioner Gordon). Clemons and Amber Heard (Mera) are also set to appear in the ensemble.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Justice League opens on November 17th.