A couple of weeks ago Clint reported that Bradley Cooper’s name is being flung around like a sleazy stripper’s uniform in relation to “The Flash” (that’s the big comic big movie that Ryan Reynolds was once said to be interested in doing; my fellow Gen X’s might also recall the ’90s series starring John Wesley Shipp?) and as Clint added, though Cooper may be the fave, it’s likely we’ll hear of a few more names that are in with a chance to play speedy Gonzalez before Warner Bros makes their decision.
With the script still not finished (it’s due to be done by Christmas) it’s going to be quite a while before we hear anything solid on casting…. regardless… another casting rumour has popped up online… and it’s a goodie!
Our friends at Screen Rant let slip that “rumors through the grapevine hint at Chris Pine as a sought-after lead“.
Hmm. I like it! Thing is, how likely is it that Chris Pine, who has both the “Star Trek” and Jack Ryan franchises (“Moscow” films next year), is going to want to commit to another franchise? I’d think he might want to have a rest from the really long contracts for a while, no? Still, it’s logical that Pine would be in the running to play The Flash – he’s the most popular young actor in town at the moment! And he’s a great actor to boot. He might be interested, we don’t know, after all he hasn’t played a superhero yet (though I’m sure the Trekkies might argue with me over that).
“The Flash” is going to be a very different kinda superhero movie by sounds. Screenwriter Marc Guggenheim tells Newsarama that it’ll even encompass shades of… “Silence of the Lambs”!?
“We’re being true to the whole Barry Allen science police… We’re being true to those origins and updating them for the 21st century. I feel like in many ways the movie is three movies in one. It’s part thriller, that forensic, cool, Seven, Silence of the Lambs; Part superhero movie and part sports movie because there’s an athleticism to this character that other superheroes don’t have… And you get to see how all three of those elements inform each other and make the whole movie even better. It’s sort of like the way in Green Lantern we took a superhero movie and combined it with a space opera, here we’re combining the superhero movie with these other two genres and it’s just a blast.”
So, anyway, who do you guys like – Bradley Cooper or Chris Pine? Who’s ‘Flash’ier?