Rick Famuyiwa to direct ‘The Flash’ for DC Extended Universe

Flash movie to be directed by Rick Famuyiwa

Following last month’s announcement that THE FLASH would lose director Seth Grahame-Smith, a report from Deadline now indicates that Dope director Rick Famuyiwa will helm the speedster’s solo film as part of the DC Extended Universe for Warner Bros.The film is still set for release on 16 March 2018.

In addition to directing the Sundance favourite Dope, his films have included The Wood (1999), Brown Sugar (2002), Talk to Me (2007). He has more recently been receiving acclaim for directing the HBO original movie Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Jeffrey Wright.

THE FLASH will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, who cameoed in this year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will follow Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League Part One (2017) as DC Entertainment tries to capture some of the ground that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating for a while.

While we wait for the big screen adventures to expand the Multiverse, we still have a third season of The Flash TV series to look forward to in October this year, following the cliffhanger at the end of Season 2 in May.