Now, Deadline has confirmed that they are indeed working on the Justice League-er’s solo movie, but they’re not directing it…yet.
They report that the duo are “currently working on a treatment for the studio about the superhero, whose super speed allows him to seemingly break the speed of light and time travel.”
Lord and Miller are two of Hollywood’s most in demand filmmakers, and are currently overseeing two franchises already. They haven’t chosen which film they’re directing next, so they could very well jump into The Flash.
If they do so, it’s a fair bet that that “DC don’t want jokes” rumour was nonsense. You don’t hire these guys and ask them to leave their sense of humour at the door. Even if they don’t end up directing, it’s exciting to know that they’re involved at this early stage.
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