The big-screen version of Justice League favorite The Flash seemed to be safely on its way to production; David Goyer was working on a script, and Ryan Reynolds had been attached as a possible lead. But now, it looks like there's been a definite bump in the road. Goyer has officially been removed from the Warner Bros. adaptation and has confirmed it on his MySpace page. Word came shortly after Joss Whedon informed us via a statement to whedonesque.com that he too has left Warner's Wonder Woman project.
Goyer notes: "The God's honest truth is that WB and myself simply couldn't agree on what would make for a cool Flash film. I'm quite proud of the screenplay I turned in. I threw my heart into it and I genuinely think it would've been the basis of a ground-breaking film. But as of now, the studio is heading off in a completely different direction. I expect you'll hear of some new developments on that front shortly."
You would have thought that Warner Bros. would have had some faith in Goyer since he has plenty of experience when it comes to comic book scripts. The man wrote the original treatment for Batman Begins and also provided the outline for Nolan's Batman sequel The Dark Knight . Goyer also has big-screen versions of Thor and Captain America in the pipeline. There's no word on who is replacing Goyer on the project, or whether Reynolds still has a shot at the lead. Since WB hasn't made their announcement yet, fans should speak now or forever hold their peace.