MTV’s Movies Blog reports that Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus director David Dobkin will helm Warner Bros.’ production of The Flash, taking over for Shawn Levy, who left for undisclosed reasons.
The Flash director’s chair has turned into a Siege Perilous, of sorts. In February, David S. Goyer announced that “my version of The Flash is dead at WB,” saying that he and the studio “simply couldn’t agree on what would make for a cool Flash film.” That was followed three days later by news Levy (Night at the Museum) would take over.
Now, almost nine months later, the seat has passed to Dobkin, who directed the action-comedy Shanghai Knights.
Are you getting the feeling The Flash might be a lighthearted movie? Not so fast: Dobkin reveals that The Flash will be a spin-off of the upcoming Justice League of America and, therefore, exist in the same continuity.
But which Flash will be see in Dobkin’s film? Wally West, the director says — leaving the Movies Blog to wonder whether the rumored funeral in JLA is Barry Allen’s.