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IT: Chapter Two is set to come out next week, and director Andy Muschietti already has his next project in the form of DCEU’s The Flash. Though Muschietti has been getting a name with horror, he explains that his movie about the Fastest Man Alive will be more focused on the ‘human’ side of things.
When asked by Fandango what kind of horror elements are going to be in The Flash, Muschietti replied:
“An element of horror? I don’t think so. What captivated me about The Flash is the human drama in it… The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It’s going to be fun, too. I can’t promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it’s a beautiful human story.”
We don’t know much about the story yet, but I’m guessing we’ll be picking up on the Justice League plotline where Barry Allen is trying to get his father (Billy Crudup) out of jail. The script will be provided by Bumblebee scribe Christina Hodson, and I think it’s also worth noting that Hodson is also the screenwriter for the upcoming Birds of Prey as well as the Batgirl movie. Personally, I hoping for something closer to Zack Snyder’s original plans for the DCEU. We know Ezra Miller wanted it that way, and it’s likely that’s the direction the film is going since Miller is still attached.
For a movie about the Fastest Man Alive, The Flash has sure been taking a while getting to theaters. Let’s just hope that Muschietti actually sticks to the project this time around.
No release date has been set for The Flash, but if things go smoothly, we could be looking at a release sometime in 2022. Catch Muschietti’s IT: Chapter Two when it comes out next week on Sept. 6.