Production on The Lightning Film has finally started. The creative team is currently in London, which is currently being shot. Ezra Miller, along with DC fans, has been waiting for a stand-alone Scarlet Speedster movie for years. After a seemingly eternal hell of development, Andres and Barbara Muschietti were the ones who finally cracked the code to bring the story to the big screen. And from the sound of things, the film will cover a lot of ground.
According to a deadline report on Andres Muschietti’s Double Dream production company The Lightning The film is “already in production in London,” apparently confirming earlier reports that the film is expected to be shot in April this year. Pre-production was teased by Barbara Muschietti back in February and it was only revealed that Zack Snyder’s Justice League VFX supervisor John “DJ” Desjardin jumped on board to help The Lightning Film a reality. It is currently unclear whether Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton will be on the set to film their respective Batman roles.
Michael Keaton officially steps on board The Lightning Film, that’s also unclear at the moment. The actor released an update on his Batman status in late March where he expressed doubts about his return, largely due to the pandemic. Keaton admitted that he had spent a lot of time looking into the COVID situation in the UK while also noting that he had been preparing for another project he has in the works. Obviously, Keaton could have just dumped socialmediagossips so as not to spoil anything.
The Lightning is supposed to establish DC’s “new status quo” which will try to clean things up and bring projects together. The film is based on the comic book run The Flashpoint Paradox, in which Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother, who was murdered as a child. The hero finds himself in an alternate reality in which things are much darker. Bruce Wayne is dead and Thomas Wayne has taken over the Batman cloak while the Amazons and Atlanteans are embroiled in a brutal war against each other.
In other messages with The Lightning Cyborg actor Ray Fisher still hopes he’ll repeat his role. Fisher was reportedly booted from the project after publicly declaring that he would never work with Walter Hamada, president of DC Films. In a recent interview, Fisher expressed enthusiasm for the story that Andres Muschietti had brought together, noting that the film has a lot more to do with relationships than superpowers. At the moment it doesn’t look like the actor will be picked up when all is said and done. Deadline was the first to report on it The Lightning Start of film production in London. DC fans could see set photos on social media in the coming days.
Topics: Flashpoint, Flash