Phil Lord (The LEGO Movie, 21 / 22 Jump Street) who’s writing the script for The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller, with creative partner Chris Miller, appeared on the Florida-based podcast Hippojuice. Lord spoke about the creative process they’re going through with the story for the film, how they’re trying to differ from the television series and he also confirms that Barry Allen will be their Flash, not Wally West.
We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. … I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. … It’s going to be it’s own [thing, apart from the TV show] — we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff.
The full interview is below, to listen to Lord talk about The Flash fast-forward to the 5:11 minute mark: