Even as questions about star Ezra Miller continue to surround The Flash, news comes that WB remains incredibly committed to the property. While the first film won’t hit theaters until June 23, 2023, Borys Kit reports that the studio already has a script in place for a sequel should the first film be well-received.
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who penned the script for Aquaman, has put together the framework for a follow-up to The Flash, which is said to be an adaptation of the classic DC Comics story, Flashpoint. Just what the future holds for the franchise will first depend on what comes of recent events surrounding Miller, who has been arrested several times in the past year and recently pleaded not guilty to one charge. Common among fans is the theory that if WB decides they can no longer work with Miller, the Flashpoint nature of The Flash would easily allow for the role to be recast.
The news of the potential sequel comes amidst a slew of news about the potential future of DC films. While Matt Reeves continues to build out the world of The Batman, James Gunn looks to be on board for multiple new projects and Henry Cavill is set to return in a new Superman project. As WB continues the search for the “Kevin Fiege” of their DC Universe, it seems that the good work of developing projects continues.