SuperheroHype.com released an interview claiming that co-writer Greg Berlanti, and his Green Lantern collaborators, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim may take the upcoming Warner Bros film, Flash in a darker direction. In movie terms a much more Se7en and Silence of the Lambs sort of feel. Check out the interview.
I don't know exactly how I feel about that happening. I guess in my head I always pictured Wally West being the Flash in the movie version of things. But that was because Barry Allen was dead. Does the world need more darker toned comic movies? Or can just maybe once somebody should make a fun comic book movie that doesn't make me ill?
Comic book movies for some reason seem to be a difficult thing to write and make up to the standards of the comic universe that it is based upon. Most of the dialog and stories are already written for them, so how do these things get so screwed up? Do they overthink it? Try to make it realistic? Which they are not based on realistic events for the most part.
I think one problem is that they believe they have to cater to everyone. And "everyone" which is most of the nation that needs their hands held and for the movie to be explained to them in clear, simple English. And now that the Dark Knight was such a success does DC believe that is the movie model they should follow for every film? Is Superman going to be brooding and writing about how mean Lex is in his diary?
Wow! What a lot of questions! Personally, I think a darker-toned Flash movie could work and it could be awesome, but that all depends on how its directed and written. A lot of hands are in the cookie jar when it comes to movies being made, and some of those hands just need to be cut off.
What are your thoughts? Barry or Wally? CSIsh tones?