Has the Flash Finally Achieved Escaped Velocity from Development Hell?

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It seems like such a no-brainer that someone would eventually do a “Flash” movie, but it’s amazing that it hasn’t happened yet. TV gave it a shot, and I actually thought the special effects for the show was pretty good for its time (’90s). For the longest time, Ryan Reynolds was telling anyone who would listen that he would make a great Wally West, and honestly, who could disagree? But it never happened, and for all intents and purposes, a “Flash” movie looked dead. Maybe not so much if this report is true.

The site IESB says they’ve learned that “The Flash” lives again, and it might even have gotten a director in Greg Berlanti (top, left). If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Berlanti co-wrote the “Green Lantern” script, and at one point was thought to be directing the film. The studio eventually chose Martin Campbell over him, but will apparently still use parts of his script. Coincidentally, Ryan Reynolds will be playing Green Lantern after failing to get anyone interested enough to move forward with a Flash movie.

It’s probably a good bet that if a Flash movie does end up on the big screen, it’ll be about Wally West, since that would allow the filmmakers to cast a young actor in the role. In the comics, Wally West is the nephew of Barry Allen, who was the masked crimefighter known as The Flash. After Wally is doused with electrically-charged chemicals, he gains superspeed powers, and becomes his uncle’s sidekick, Kid Flash, before eventually taking over the mantle of The Flash.

Warner Bros. has certainly started to get their D.C. superhero ducks in a roll, what with the rejuvenated “Batman” franchise, the forthcoming “Superman” revival, and “Green Lantern” shooting in New Orleans.

Chicks dig the gold boots.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    SO now who can play the character? If Reynolds is GL now, who shall take up the mantle of the Flash?

    So um TSTI and Ulik, now what?

    • ulik

      There is only one my friend,only one and that is Bradley Cooper.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    SO now who can play the character? If Reynolds is GL now, who shall take up the mantle of the Flash?

    So um TSTI and Ulik, now what?

    • ulik

      There is only one my friend,only one and that is Bradley Cooper.

  • ulik

    BTW are you guys going to pitch that script?!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Not a bad choice at all. As for the script it almost seems useless but TSTI has the last word on that as he’s actually writing one. He wanted me to come up with an alternate take though.

  • ulik

    BTW are you guys going to pitch that script?!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Not a bad choice at all. As for the script it almost seems useless but TSTI has the last word on that as he’s actually writing one. He wanted me to come up with an alternate take though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    I dont have to say how unhappy I am with this. ONLY because I am working on the script and have gained a slight ego about it. I am glad that DC got off its ass and decided to put the ball in motion. Without Reynolds, I believe Bradly Cooper would be a great second pick as well. For two reasons. He’s manly and Funny. That would allow them to still have the smart ass flash and skip past the CHild Flash and focus more around building the slightly older (But not TOO OLD!) Man that will be known as the FLash. Its funny, because the pic in this article is the exact background pic on my desktop. I am heartbroken. None the less. I will continue on to create a better movie in case they screw this up. ULIK WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Missing you on the lightning man boards. Dedpool, I still want an alternate take as well. DC has failed us before, Lets not cash out just yet.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Working on it. Working on it. LOL.

    • ulik

      Sorry TSTI, I’ve been busy working on some music projects and some script stuff on my own, juggling work and some training for a new position. I hope you guys get that script finished and accepted. Yal have some really incredible ideas! I’d love to say “I know those guys”!! Well sort of. LOL!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    I dont have to say how unhappy I am with this. ONLY because I am working on the script and have gained a slight ego about it. I am glad that DC got off its ass and decided to put the ball in motion. Without Reynolds, I believe Bradly Cooper would be a great second pick as well. For two reasons. He’s manly and Funny. That would allow them to still have the smart ass flash and skip past the CHild Flash and focus more around building the slightly older (But not TOO OLD!) Man that will be known as the FLash. Its funny, because the pic in this article is the exact background pic on my desktop. I am heartbroken. None the less. I will continue on to create a better movie in case they screw this up. ULIK WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Missing you on the lightning man boards. Dedpool, I still want an alternate take as well. DC has failed us before, Lets not cash out just yet.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Working on it. Working on it. LOL.

    • ulik

      Sorry TSTI, I’ve been busy working on some music projects and some script stuff on my own, juggling work and some training for a new position. I hope you guys get that script finished and accepted. Yal have some really incredible ideas! I’d love to say “I know those guys”!! Well sort of. LOL!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Hahaha, No rush. If this article is to be believed, we may have to do a backup or a blu ray indie release lol!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Hahaha, No rush. If this article is to be believed, we may have to do a backup or a blu ray indie release lol!!!!