Shawn Levy On What Happened To His Flash Movie, Could He Go Back To It?

Shawn Levy On What Happened To His <i>Flash</i> Movie, Could He Go Back To It?

Back in 2007 Real Steel director Shawn Levy was attached to helm The Flash for WB. Now speaking to Collider he describes what happened and suggests the possibility is there for his return should the movie go forward..

In an interview with Collider Levy speaks very openly about being attached to direct The Flash for WB. He reveals that he was offered the job but wanted a bit more experience before taking on that type of big movie. With Real Steel sure to be a big hit could he take another look at bringing the fastest man alive to the big screen? He certainly doesn't rule it out..



I was attached to The Flash. You know…I’m going to give you the candid answer. After Night at the Museum, I got offered The Flash. I was like, “Well, first of all, what?! Why?” I know Night at the Museum was a big commercial movie and had a lot of visual effects, but… Look, I love The Flash. Mostly because it was this nickname I had in my youth. And I liked it because I liked the comics. But I was a sprinter. And I was really into running fast. It’s fucking geeky. Attached to The Flash, I oversaw a draft for about three-and-a-half months. And, at that time, I learned two things. One, if you’re going to take on a character like that… I was still the family comedy guy. And I just felt like, I gotta get a few more under my belt before I can claim the legitimacy of making a movie like that. And that’s what I’m doing, to be very honest. I’m not saying I have a master plan to go back to The Flash. In the end, The Flash went away because Justice League was gonna happen. And then it didn’t happen. To my great dismay, because I would have been first in line for that, too. Is it still….I don’t even know.


When asked if he would be willing to go back to The Flash should WB bring it to him again he said..

The truth is, we never got the Flash script right. I still love that character. I’ve had no talks. But I’m waiting and seeing. In two weeks we’ll see what the fallout from Real Steel is. I do know that there may very well be a comic book hero in my future.


Sounds like he wants to do it to me. Last update on The Flash movie came from writer Marc Guggenheim who let us in on how the script was progressing. Apparently it's a pretty bizarre sounding mix of sports movie and police procedural. But of course things may have changed since then and we just haven't heard. The movie may not even be on WB and DC Entertainment's current radar anymore. But that seems unlikely. One way or the other, how would you feel about Levy getting the gig?

Article image also courtesy of Collider




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