Andy and Barbara Muschietti were also responsible for Warner Bros.’ extremely lucrative “It” movies, which was a big part of the reason why the studio turned to the pair to try and get “The Flash” back on track to begin with. At the DCU press event, James Gunn only voiced his support for what the Muschiettis have turned in, calling the film itself “f****** amazing” and even going so far as to proclaim it “one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen.”
While you should obviously take Gunn’s comments with a healthy dose of salt (along with any and all other comments that he and Peter Safran make when it comes to Warner Bros. and their bosses’ business decisions), the news the Muschiettis are apparently going to be involved in the DCU’s future suggests “The Flash” really did manage to impress Gunn and Safran on some level. Safran also indicated the Muschiettis’ original vision for their tentpole remains unchanged, as opposed to being altered to accommodate the next era of DC storytelling. “We had input on it for sure, but there’s nothing we had to do in order to set up our universe,” he noted during the press event.
“The Flash” is currently scheduled to open in theaters on June 16, 2023.