COVID-19 Pandemic Changed ‘The Flash’ As The Makers “Had to Start Again”

Fans were finally blessed with the first trailer of The Flash this past weekend. The movie is a highly anticipated solo film that will see Ezra Miller playing the titular role aka Barry Allen, taking a dangerous journey through the fan-famous Flashpoints storyline. While the film’s footage looks wonderful and promising, the excitement of all Flash fans is at an all-time high. It hasn’t been easy for The Flash to find its way to the big screen. After Ezra Miller first joined the franchise as a short appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash has seen many directors joining and eventually leaving the film. Finally, Andy Muscietti of IT took over the film and things started looking positive before the global pandemic halted things for one and all.

The Flash is finally on its way next year!

Ezra Miller as The Flash
Ezra Miller as The Flash

The Flash Production Team Had To Start From The Scratch Due To COVID

The Flash to release in 2022
The Flash to release in 2022

Currently aiming for a 2022 release, but there was a time when the production team had their hands full when COVID-19 forced everything to shut down. While appearing in DC FanDome in China, producer Barbara Muschiettie revealed that the production team had to get it all started once again after things started getting better.

“We prepared a lot and we were ready to go because we’re really good planners, and then a global pandemic hit, and then all the plans went to the toilet and we had to start again,” Muschietti explained. “The first part of the process was truly seeing how we were gonna keep everything together and had no parameters because no one knew what was going to happen. But we were all absolutely excited to make this movie and we all stuck together, Ezra, Andy, I, our team, it basically meant that we had to wait for about six months. We had more time to prep in a way, got the script to a better place which is always fantastic, and then we started shooting in April. It’s been a non-stop, crazy adventure because Covid doesn’t make things easy. But we’re all so fortunate to be working and healthy. We haven’t shut down the movie, we’ve been extremely lucky. It’s luck. That’s how we prepared it, with a lot of luck. And also, Ezra and Andy together have more energy than any human pair I’ve ever met (laughs). They’ve kept us all going basically when things were hard because they are hard in the world we’re living. They just inspired us and kept us going, and we’re almost there at the finish line.””We prepared a lot and we were ready to go because we’re really good planners, and then a global pandemic hit, and then all the plans went to the toilet and we had to start again,” Muschietti explained. “The first part of the process was truly seeing how we were gonna keep everything together and had no parameters because no one knew what was going to happen. But we were all absolutely excited to make this movie and we all stuck together, Ezra, Andy, I, our team, it basically meant that we had to wait for about six months. We had more time to prep in a way, got the script to a better place which is always fantastic, and then we started shooting in April. It’s been a non-stop, crazy adventure because Covid doesn’t make things easy. But we’re all so fortunate to be working and healthy. We haven’t shut down the movie, we’ve been extremely lucky. It’s luck. That’s how we prepared it, with a lot of luck. And also, Ezra and Andy together have more energy than any human pair I’ve ever met (laughs). They’ve kept us all going basically when things were hard because they are hard in the world we’re living. They just inspired us and kept us going, and we’re almost there at the finish line.”

While changing plans is never easy, especially when the delay is caused by a global pandemic. However, this may have come as a disguise, as it gave the creative team more time to get everything aligned.

Here’s The Flash teaser:

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