The superhero was first introduced in a 1934 comic about an adventurer who battles a tyrannical ruler on planet Mongo, and he has since graced the big and small screens in films and TV series.

A new movie has been in the works for a year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

No casting details have been, but the new Flash will join the likes of Buster Crabbe and Sam J. Jones, who have portrayed the hero onscreen.