Filming on DC’s upcoming The Flash movie has been halted due to an injury on the Scotland set. According to local publication Glasgow Live, folks at the scene say a camera operator collided with the back of the Batcycle while shooting a scene in the city center.
Initial reports said the camera operator, who was also on a motorcycle, ended up underneath the Batcycle while filming the high-speed chase scene in West George Street. In a statement to Variety, a spokesperson for The Flash’s film crew confirmed that an accident had taken place on location in Glasgow, but that the person involved was not seriously injured.
“An accident occurred while filming The Flash, where thankfully nobody was seriously hurt. The crew member involved received immediate medical attention as a matter of protocol,” they told the publication. “We take the well-being of all our employees seriously and have strict health and safety procedures in place on all productions.”
News from The Flash set has otherwise been positive so far, with images of the brand new Batsuit and Batcycle surfacing earlier this week. Speaking with Vanity Fair in 2020, director Andy Muschietti explained the importance of Ben Affleck’s role in The Flash. He said the character will be a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie.
The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that viewers haven’t seen before. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in”, he said.
Another reason why Affleck’s Batman is returning to The Flash is that Miller’s Barry Allen considers him to be the original Dark Knight – the guy who recruited him for the Justice League. He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before Barry’s new adventure begins.
While the exact plot details are currently under wraps, The Flash is said to be loosely based on Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s 2011 DC Comics crossover event Flashpoint. The story will follow Barry Allen as he travels back in time to prevent the death of his mother, which brings unintentional consequences to his timeline. It is likely to
Joining Ezra Miller in the cast are Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, and Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen. Relative newcomer, Sasha Calle of The Young and the Restless fame will be taking on the role of Supergirl, making her the second actress to ever portray the character on the big screen.
Additionally, Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Tim Burton’s Batman, along with Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader. And as an added bonus, Grant Gustin will guest star as The Flash/Barry Allen from (presumably) another timeline. The Flash is directed by Andy Muschietti from a screenplay by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey). Marianne Jenkins, Michael Disco, and Barbara Muschietti will be serving as producers for the project. The movie is currently scheduled for release in theaters on November 4, 2022.