As Major Spoilers reported yesterday David (Batman Begins) Goyer is out on The Flash movie from Warner. Who is replacing him? Shawn Levy has stepped on board to direct the flick.
Now let’s take a look at Levy’s track record for films. Most recently he directed Night at the Museum which made it to number one at the box office (during a time that is generally dead for major releases). Levy also directed Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther. Does this mean we’ll be seeing Steve Martin don the red tights?
Levy has no intention of making “Flash” a comedy but is aiming for a lighter movie than previous Warners comic book adaptations, such as “Batman Begins” and “Superman Returns.” Goyer’s “Flash” also had been dark-themed.
Levy will oversee the writing of the new draft, and it is believed elements of Goyer’s script will be used in the development process.
This is probably the worst news I’ve heard all morning. While I did like how Wally West was written in the Cartoon Network Justice League series, there is enough going on under that cowl to make a darker themed movie more appropriate. Even the Flash television series was somewhat serious even though there were lighter moments. Noting Levy’s film record “light” means comedy, and Levy comedy means slapstick, and slapstick comedy means Major Suckage as far as I’m concerned.
What do you think? Will this movie tank before it even makes it out of the gate?
via Hollywood Reporter (link)