FLASH and GREEN LANTERN get directors

Lots of movement in DC’s upcoming movie slate over the weekend as both the FLASH film and the GREEN LANTERN movie got directors.

First up WEDDING CRASHERS helmed David Dobkin says he’s set for the Flash, replacing Shawn Levy.

Levy’s reasons for leaving The Flash were not disclosed, but his dance card is pretty full right now with Night at the Museum 2 looking to go before cameras pre-strike.

Dobkin informed MTV that Wally West will be the Flash in his movie, which “will exist in the same universe as the upcoming (Justice League of America) as a direct spin-off.” That means whomever JLA director George Miller casts as Wally West in his movie will almost certainly appear in Dobkin’s Flash.

He also teased MTV about what The Flash’s tagline might be: “You can’t outrun yourself.”


Before anyone makes the WEDDING FLASHERS joke, the comedy director going over to the superhero franchise follows Tim Story on FF and (sort of) Jon Favreau on IRON MAN.

Next up, Greg Berlanti is set for GREEN LANTERN:

Berlanti will write the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Donald De Line will produce; Andrew Haas is exec producer.

Berlanti hopes to make the jump to big-budget fantasy fare after serving as writer and exec producer on character-driven TV series “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood,” “Jack & Bobby” and “Dawson’s Creek.” He previously directed 2000 feature “The Broken Hearts Club.”


From the sound of things, Green Lantern will be Hal Jordan, whatever that means.

Comments

  1. Alan Coil says:

    I was reading yesterday about the Flash movie. Apparently, there has been quite a shuffle of writers or directors assigned to it. This chaos usually makes its way into the eventual movie, so let me be the first to cry:

    DOOMED! THIS MOVIE IS DOOMED!

    Okay, I feel better.

  2. “From the sound of things, Green Lantern will be Hal Jordan, whatever that means.”

    It means that the Internet will be clogged with nerds arguing about whether it should be Hal or Kyle or John Stewart.

  3. It means that the Internet will be clogged with nerds arguing about whether it should be Hal or Kyle or John Stewart.

    Of course, the same would be true if they’d gone with Kyle, or with John. Multiple fan favorites + a movie that focuses on one = fan infighting. Even if, as it appears, two GLs get spotlighted, one in the JLA film and one in the solo.

  4. right and the Tim Story/FF analogy gives me plenty of hope.

    not.

    what? i’m bringing it back.

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