Sunday, October 28, 2007
I first have to really applaud Warner Brothers for being so proactive in getting this new "Flash" movie made. Movies with male protagonists really sell well, and I think to have a director with the stature of the guy who directed "Fred Claus" on board will really make this a blockbuster.
That said, the word is that this "Flash" film will closely follow the upcoming "JLA" movie. Further rumors are that the "JLA" movie will open with the death of Barry Allen, and that the Flash-of-choice will be Wally West.
The director, David Dobkin -- who has also directed "The Wedding Crashers," has commented to the MTV Movies blog that his Flash will be no laughing matter.
But honestly, outside of "Iron Man" and possibly "The Incredible Hulk," none of these new in-development superhero movies sound like anything near the quality of "Batman Begins." Probably more like "Smallville."