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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk 'The Flash'


Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the only dudes in the industry that aren't morally bankrupt, so it's nice to know that they had a hand in shaping a part of the DCEU. The LEGO Movie directors wrote the script for the upcoming The Flash solo film, and recently sat down to talk about the film as well as its director, Rick Famuyiwa, and what we can expect from the scarlet speedster's upcoming big screen adventures, including Justice League.

While speaking with IGN, Lord and Miller called Famuyiwa "the best" and indicated that they had already worked with the director on another project when he landed the directing job for The Flash. "We work with Rick and have been developing a pilot with him for a little while and are really big fans of his and Dope," said Lord. "I think he's a rad choice." That pilot, incidentally, was a reboot of the beloved superhero sitcom The Greatest American Hero, which would normally make me roll my eyes, but with Lord, Miller, and Famuyiwa involved, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. 

They went on to talk about how the character of The Flash doesn't really lend himself to the overwrought tragic tone already established in the DCEU, which is why they came to them in the first place. "He brings in new energy," said Miller. "Batman has to be kind of bummed out because his parents died and Superman is already established as a serious person and Wonder Woman's angry about stuff. Stuff's happening. But then you've got a guy who's like, 'Eh, whatever, I run fast!'" It's nice to see someone in the DCEU not taking everything so deathly seriously. 


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Steve Attanasie

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