DC Films’ ‘The Flash’ Taps Joby Harold to Rewrite Script

Writer’s previous credits include “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” “Robin Hood,” as well as a “Twilight Zone” film for the studio

Last Updated: January 25, 2017 @ 5:46 PM

Joby Harold has been tapped to do rewrite “The Flash” script, TheWrap has learned.

The film, starring Ezra Miller as the titular speedy superhero, was originally set for a March 16, 2018, release. But it has been delayed as the studio wants to get the script right and is not rushing the project.

Director Rick Famuyiwa left “The Flash” over creative differences last year. A similar thing happened when Michelle MacLaren left the studio’s “Wonder Woman” over creative differences in 2015. She was eventually replaced by director Patty Jenkins.

Fans got their first glimpse of Miller as the Flash in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” last year. He also plays the part in the forthcoming “Justice League,” and appeared briefly as the fast comic book character in the summer hit “Suicide Squad.”

Harold’s credits for the studio include “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” “Robin Hood,” as well as a “Twilight Zone” film.

Following poor critical reception and sagging box office of “Batman v Superman,” Warner Bros retooled its comic book-based slate coming out of its DC Films unit.

The studio switched things up since then, putting executive vice presidents Jon Berg and Geoff Johns in charge of its DC Films unit.

Kiersey Clemons is attached to play Iris West, and Billy Crudup will play Miller’s father.

Harold is repped by CAA.

Warner Brothers had no comment.

Variety first reported Harold’s involvement with the project.

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