There’s a lot of turmoil in Central City today after ‘The Flash’ lost another director…
‘The Flash’ may be speeding into theaters one day, but the Warner Bros. film will be slowed down considerably after the loss of director Rick Famuyiwa on Monday.
According to several sources, Famuyiwa — who was courted to take over the movie after Seth Grahame-Smith left the project — decided to part ways with the film over the notorious “creative differences”.
Famuyiwa made waves as the director of the critical indie darling ‘Dope’ and he hoped to bring an edgier feel to ‘The Flash’ with Ezra Miller attached to star as Barry Allen in the big screen adaptation.
Unfortunately, Famuyiwa and the studio couldn’t come to an agreement on a vision for the project and now ‘The Flash’ has no director for a second time just as pre-production was picking up with filming expected to begin in early 2017.
This latest setback could mean ‘The Flash’ could be delayed getting into theaters on time with a release date in March, 2018. Miller already has a prior commitment to another project that starts shooting in July so this delay means ‘The Flash’ could take a serious hit for filming next year.
With ‘The Flash’ no longer having a director, it once again brings into question how the DC Extended Universe will thrive while the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to flourish. Of course, a director leaving a film isn’t exactly new but now ‘The Flash’ is 0-2 in that department.