The Flash writer Christina Hodson praises director Andy Muschietti

Christina Hodson is looking forward to seeing Andy Muschietti’s vision for The Flash.

Christina Hodson has nothing but kind words for Andy Muschietti, who will be helming Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming film centered on The Flash. Hodson told ComicBook.com that it’s not his ability to scare audiences that impresses her. It’s his ability to draw heart from characters in the midst of spectacle:

“I think Andy’s fantastic. What I loved about IT, the first one, in particular, is that he can do scary, he can do big genre stuff, but he can also do real heart. He can give those characters real emotional depth. And that’s something that I would love to see in Flash.”

Hodson’s sentiments line up with those of Muschietti, as he’s previously stated that it wasn’t the action that drew him to the project. For him, it was the “human drama” of Barry Allen’s journey that made the story so appealing. In the same interview, the director also mentioned that he doesn’t envision the film having horror elements.

So far, the bulk of Muschietti’s work has been in the horror genre with films like Mama and both It and It Chapter Two. The latter two movies were done with Warner Bros., which arguably put him on the studio’s radar for the DC Comics project. The filmmaker was officially tapped to direct in 2019, and Hodson, who most recently worked on Birds of Prey, was hired to pen the script shortly after. Filming is currently set to begin sometime in 2021.

Not much is known about the project except that it will star Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen from Justice League and will draw some inspiration from the “Flashpoint” story arc. Billy Crudup previously appeared as Barry’s father, Henry, in Justice League, while Kiersey Clemons played love interest Iris West in a deleted scene. However, at this point, it’s unclear if the two will reprise their roles for the solo film.

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While fans will have to wait another few years Miller’s Flash did pop up in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, during which he met his small-screen counterpart. The Flash is set to race into theaters on July 1, 2022.