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The Flash Lost Another Director Over Creative Differences, But the Movie Is Still Happening So There’s That


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice kicked off DC’s foray into a connected cinematic universe and also introduced us to Ezra Miller’s big screen version of The Flash. A solo film is slated for release in March 2018, but one small hitch may force Warner Bros. to move the date. The film just lost director Rick Famuyiwa, who also helmed the coming-of-age hit Dope, over creative differences.

“When I was approached by Warner Bros and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day,” he said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “I was also excited to work with Ezra Miller, who is a phenomenal young actor. I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humor, and heart. While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical, and multicultural point of view. I wish Warner Brothers, DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns, and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.”

Famuyiwa’s exit comes just as production was scheduled to begin in March 2017. No word yet on possible replacements, but perhaps Tim Miller is available now that he’s no longer working on Deadpool 2… then again, Tim Miller is apparently interested in Sony’s Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation.

This would be the second time The Flash has parted ways with a director. Seth Grahame-Smith was originally supposed to helm the film and even wrote the script, but he dropped out earlier this year over—you guessed it—creative differences. But not to worry, this sort of thing seems to happen all the time.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image via screencap)

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