For someone who runs so quickly, The Flash really has been a long time coming. The DC movie, which is set to star Ezra Miller as swift-footed superhero Barry Allen, was first announced way back in 2015, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies writer Seth Grahame-Smith set to direct from a script co-written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. At that point, the movie had a March 2018 release date.
But Grahame-Smith was merely the first in a long line of directors and writers who would be attached to the project over the next few years. He was replaced by Rick Famuyiwa, who himself quit a few months later, with Joby Harold (Army of the Dead) then brought in to completely rewrite the script. Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn were among the high-profile directors reportedly under consideration at various stages, as the release date crept further and further back.
But finally, in 2022, we’ll get to see The Flash on the big screen. The character has of course been well served on TV over the years, with Grant Gustin playing Barry Allen on The CW’s show. But having already played The Flash in some not-so-well received DC movies, most notably Justice League, it’ll be fascinating to see Miller finally get to headline his own film. So here’s everything we know so far about The Flash.