Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite on The Flash script, according to Variety. While the film was previously scheduled for a 2018 release, it’s been on hold since losing director Rick Famuyiwa, and now the studio has decided to take it in a different direction.
The trade adds that star Ezra Miller is getting ready to shoot Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, opening in theaters on November 16, 2018, which gives Warner Bros. time to work on the new script.
Previous drafts of The Flash script had been written by Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Kiersey Clemons is still attached to play Iris West, and Billy Crudup will play Barry Allen’s (Miller) father, Henry.
Harold previously wrote the upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Robin Hood for Warner Bros.
Miller will next be seen as The Flash in Justice League, opening in theaters on November 17. Justice League also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. It is expected that Ciarán Hinds will play Steppenwolf, Amber Heard will appear as Mera, and Kiersey Clemons will appear as West.