EDITORIAL: Flash needs his spotlight
My thoughts on whom should be the people to put a Flash movie together. Hit the jump to hear my take.
I'll admit- I know very little of this super hero beside he's the fastest man alive, a few of his villains, and his name is Barry Allen and his love interest is Iris West. Yeah yeah make fun of me all you want for my lack of knowledge.
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But i don't care. I WANT WARNER BROTHERS TO DO A FLASH MOVIE.
I want WB to do GL2 and The Flash around the same period in time, but I'll save GL2 for another article another day. Now, Since i know very little about The Flash's origins, I'll just move back from the storyline. But they can't make it too basic or generic if this movie is set to be made.
I really want the studio to grab an excellent writer, so Goyer would be awesome.
Now, the one director I've had my eyes on for this film would be Doug Liman. The director of The Bourne Identity
While not a top tier director or top notch figure in the industry, he has been known to work very well with the title cast-member. The First Bourne may have not been the best in the series, but it still is a fantastic movie. If Liman can work closely with Goyer on achieving a story line very close to the comics and a top notch screenplay, then the final product would be outstanding. Together they wouldn't have the story serve the special effects, but in fact the other way around. I wouldn't really prefer it to be Iron Man funny, Dark Knight dark, or Batman and Robin campy, but to be somewhat like Batman Begins; a more serious twist.
Many speculations and opinions on who would play Barry do go as far as saying Bradely Cooper. But in my opinion, I do not wish to see a comedic actor in the super hero role. (Reynolds is a comedic actor, but he did an amazing job as Hal Jordan so he doesn't count) a cooperation between Liman and Goyer would have to require a more serious actor. One young and that knows how to act, thats why I'd go with Garret Hedlund to play Barry.
To me, he's got the looks of a super hero, and while he may not be an actor that gets nominated every other year, he is very promising. In his role as Sam Flynn in Tron, he did a very good job despite the weak script. I am a firm believer that Garret would master his role as the fastest man alive.
I must admit, I had to give it some deep thought for the girl to play Iris since a lot of good ones have been taken. So I'd pick Bryce Dallas Howard. Shes a very good and not mention beautiful actress and this role would fit her just fine.
As far as the musical score is concerned, my top choice would be Michael Giacchino.
Now, I thought John Carter was a solid movie, one that grows on you the more you watch it, ya know? But the score is simply stunning. Its one of the best in the business. All thanks...to Michael Giacchino. Now this guy is one of the younger movie composers around and he already has a very impressive resume. Scores such as Star Trek, MI3 & MI4, Super 8, and Incredibles are the very notable ones. Heck, remember that old WW2 video game Medal of Honor Frontline? He did the music for that too. The guy knows how to add tension into even the simplest scene. His style of music is perfect for the flash: upbeat, swift, and stylistic. In my own humble opinion, he is the next John Williams. And I like to note that no other movie this year will have a better soundtrack than John Carter. I was really hoping for a sweeping epic score from the Avengers, but it just wasn't there. It was good yes, but Alan Silvestri has done better (ex.-Captain America: TFA) I've posted some of Giacchino's tracks for those who haven't heard the guy:
I think if you put that all together, you would have a good movie on your hands. The Flash is a super hero that wants his movie. I
There are many villains on The Flash's list. I really do not know which one to pick really. So I need some input.
So let me know!
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