It sure seems as if Warner Bros. will have to delay the production and subsequent release of their solo movie for The Flash since they’ve parted ways with another director. That’s right, Rick Famuyiwa was brought onboard to replace Seth Grahame-Smith, and now he’s left due to those pesky “creative differences”.
Here’s what Famuyiwa had to say about the unfortunate occurrence:
“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.
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.”
Ezra Miller is set to reprise his (albeit small) role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the fastest man alive, Barry Allen – but not before he joins forces with other heroes in Justice League.
The Flash is set to be released on March 16, 2018, though we’re confident it’ll get pushed back unless Warner Bros. can get another director onboard very, very soon. Perhaps Tim Miller is looking to switch over to DC after leaving Deadpool 2 for “creative differences” of his own?