Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy.
Flash Movie Races to 2021
Variety broke the story that Warner Bros. standalone Flash movie is still in development. In the wake of Justice League and the number of directors that have left this project over the past years I considered this to be a surprising announcement at best.
John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming writer), were tapped to direct The Flash after Rick Famuyima (Dope), exited the project in 2016.
Ezra Miller’s shooting schedule on his other Warners Bros. project – the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series – is being cited as one of the reason for pushing back the release date of his Flash movie. The third installment of the Harry Potter spinoff series is slated to begin shooting in July 2019, which would certainly complicate the original 2020 release date that was announcement.
At this point The Flash standalone movie has had so much trouble getting on its feet that I will believe it when I see it.
It’s a Grimm Future
Variety has reported that NBC has a spinoff of their supernatural-adventure series, Grimm, in active development. This show will be helmed by writer and executive producer Melissa Glenn (Beauty and the Beast, Iron Fist). Original Grimm executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Millner will retain their positions on the spinoff under their Hazy Mills company banner.
Very little else is known about the show with no talent yet attached to join or return to the spinoff. The official description states the show will build from the mythology established in Grimm with
Returning fan favorites while introducing new characters, new dangers and new mysteries.
… all of which sounds good, if a little vague at this point. While Once Upon a Time is now off the air this Grimm spinoff will have DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to contend with as it is currently dealing with supernatural figures that are the wheelhouse of the original show.