The cinematographer of the upcoming Flash movie had some interesting comments about the genre of the movie.
The upcoming Flash movie isn’t actually a comic book movie according to the cinematographer. Ezra Miller will reprise his role as the Flash in his first solo outing as the titular character, and it was confirmed that the movie began production earlier in the year. Andy Muschietti is directing the movie and it’s been written by Christina Hodson, the same person writing for the HBO Max Batgirl movie. The Flash will take place after the events of Justice League. The key themes expected to be explored in the movie is the Flash’s ability to control space and time using his powers.
It is widely thought that The Flash will incorporate elements of both the Snyderverse version of Justice League and also the theatrical cut. Kiersey Clemons has been cast as Iris West, and Ben Affleck as well as Michael Keaton are set to reprise their roles as Bruce Wayne/Batman. This will be made possible by the Flash’s ability to use the Speed Force in order to access parallel universes or ‘Multiverses.’ Supergirl is also set to make an appearance in the movie and is being played by Sasha Calle.
Henry Braham is the cinematographer for the Flash movie and he recently spoke to Collider. Braham also worked on The Suicide Squad and he believes that both movies should be looked at as more than just comic book movies. This is what he had to say on the matter:
"[The Flash is] going great. I mean, it's a complex movie, and it's a fantastic concept of bringing in the generations of these kind of comic books. Again, it's not really a comic book movie. It's not based in reality, but it’s a much more kind of technically complex — I think all the filmmakers are really keen that the technical complexity of the storytelling doesn't get in the way of just good quality filmmaking. Hopefully, I don't think it'll ever come across as a superhero movie. It will come across as a movie, and that's what it is. I think that's the way these things need to go. We need to be making great, great, great films that happen to have superheroes who have truthful characters behind them, with all the character flaws that we find in humanity."
Superhero and comic book movies continue to be a prominent part of popular culture in the modern world. However, there has been a stigma attached to the genre as a lot of renowned directors and film makers have stated they don’t believe these movies to be real ‘cinema.’ It’s been argued that these movies take time away from other productions which are considered more worthy of being associated with the art form of cinema. Of course, that is just one side of the argument. On the other hand you have movies like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy that take elements of multiple movie genres to create something phenomenal. This is the type of thing that Braham was probably alluding to when he made the above comments. Will The Flash live up to standards set by The Dark Knight? Those are massive shoes to fill and only time will tell what The Flash brings to the table.
What we can definitely expect from The Flash movie is that it will be produced on a grand scale in terms of cinematography and special effects. These things should be a no brainer considering the extent and vastness of the Flash’s powers. We know that John Desjardin is on board with the upcoming Flash movie – the same person that worked on Snyder’s Justice League and gave us that fantastic scene which saw the Flash use his powers to reverse time at the end of the movie. The Flash could potentially be the movie that resets the direction of the DC Extended Universe by introducing audiences to the Multiverse. This should, in theory, present the studio with endless storytelling opportunities with multiple versions of the characters we all know and love.
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