THE FLASH Cinematographer Henry Braham Says The DC Film Is "Not Really A Comic Book Movie"
Well, here we go again! During a new interview, The Flash cinematographer Henry Braham attempted to distance the DC Comics adaptation from the comic book/superhero movie genre. Find out what he had to say.
The Flash movie is still shooting in the UK, and cinematographer Henry Braham offered an update on the film's production during an interview with Collider.
Like many before him, Braham seemingly felt the need to distance this project from the superhero/comic book movie genre, suggesting that The Flash is "not really a comic book movie," but a "great film that happens to have superheroes."
“[The Flash is] going great. I mean, it's a complex movie, and it's a fantastic concept of bringing in the generations of these kind of comic books," he explained. "Again, it's not really a comic book movie. It's not based in reality, but it’s a much more kind of technically complex — I think all the filmmakers are really keen that the technical complexity of the storytelling doesn't get in the way of just good quality filmmaking. Hopefully, I don't think it'll ever come across as a superhero movie. It will come across as a movie, and that's what it is. I think that's the way these things need to go. We need to be making great, great, great films that happen to have superheroes who have truthful characters behind them, with all the character flaws that we find in humanity.”
Braham, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Suicide Squad, and is set to return for GOTG Vol. 3, went on to make it clear that he's "not really interested in comic book movies," and would prefer to make "movies that take me on a journey, an emotional journey and a visual journey.” They can't be one in the same... apparently.
Andy Muschietti is directing The Flash from a script by Christina Hodson, with Michael Disco and Marianne Jenkins on board as executive producers. Plot details are still under wraps, but the story is expected to be at least partially influenced by the Flashpoint comic book arc.
In addition to Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton returning as their respective takes on Batman, Kiersey Clemons will reprise the role of Iris West, while Sasha Calle will make her DCEU debut as Supergirl. Ezra Miller will once again play Barry Allen, aka The Flash.
The Flash is currently is scheduled to race into theaters on November 4, 2022.