What is going on over there at Warner? Following an announcement in may that THE FLASH would lose director Seth Grahame-Smith, the studio quickly scrambled to replace him with Dope director Rick Famuyiwa shortly afterwards. Now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the filmmaker has officially left the production, once again leaving the Fastest Man Alive without anyone at the cinematic helm.
Speaking with the source, Famuyiwa stated: “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.”
The film was set to enter production in March 2017, with a release date for March 2018. This latest news will undoubtedly delay the production schedule. 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.
In the meantime, the CW series continues to kick some serious ass, so fans of the Scarlet Speedster will be more than content with a weekly dose of the Speed Force.