While “The Flash” hasn’t had the easiest production, it has at least tested very well with audiences, and sources close to /Film have had incredibly kind things to say about the movie — Miller’s troubles notwithstanding. But while its star’s future remains in question, “The Flash” seems to have really impressed Gunn, who at the press event praised it as “f****** amazing,” adding, “It’s truly one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen. Andy Muschietti did an amazing job. And I’m really excited for everybody to see it.”
Peter Safran clarified that both he and Gunn have “had input” on the film but that there was “nothing [they] had to do,” suggesting the movie was pretty much ready to go when the new Co-Chairmen and CEOs stepped into their DC Studios roles late last year. According to Gunn, both he and Safran are, “very close with Andy and Barbara [Muschietti, producer]” and that the director would be “doing some more stuff” for DC going forward.
Miller’s future, however, is less certain. Asked about his place in the DCU going forward, Safran said:
“Let’s see what happens. Ezra is fully committed to recovering right now. And we talk to them, we’re in constant contact. But when the time is right we’ll have the conversation with them and decide what’s best for both them personally and also for us.”
At this point, the accusations against Miller are serious enough that no one would blame Warner Bros. and DC Studios for parting ways with him. But the reality is that both will likely wait to see how “The Flash” performs at the box office before making any major decisions. That’s showbiz, baby.