Ezra Miller's standalone The Flash film has been plagued with several production problems over the last couple of years but thankfully, the upcoming DC Extended Universe has already begun production and by the looks of things, everything is running pretty smoothly for the project which will take some pages out of the iconic Flashpoint storyline from the comics.
Collider recently caught up with cinematographer Henry Braham who explained what fans can expect from the anticipated DCEU project. However, his choice of words may seem a little off to some as he's making it seem like the film is something that is far from what it's originally intended to be. He said: "[The Flash is] going great. I mean, it's a complex movie, and it's a fantastic concept of bringing in the generations of these kinds of comic books. Again, it's not really a comic book movie. It's not based in reality, but it's a much more kind of technically complex — I think all the filmmakers are really keen that the technical complexity of the storytelling doesn't get in the way of just good-quality filmmaking."
He added: "Hopefully, I don't think it'll ever come across as a superhero movie. It will come across as a movie, and that's what it is. I think that's the way these things need to go. We need to be making great, great, great films that happen to have superheroes who have truthful characters behind them, with all the character flaws that we find in humanity."
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I totally get what he means and if anything, they are just trying to sell it as something that is far more complex than your average superhero film but on the other hand, I don't think it's smart that he doesn't consider it a comic book film per se because some fans will definitely take it the wrong way.
I mean, his statement could come across to people as DC and WB trying to get their way with things again instead of giving what the fans want. Of course, we all know that the public perception for both studios hasn't been that great in the past. Still, I'm hopeful that the film succeeds and makes the most out of its brilliant source material because man, it would be really frustrating if it bombs both critically and financially.
The Flash is slated for release in November 2022.