By Travis Martin
First, Chris Miller and Phil Lord dropped out of dropped out of directing “The Flash” to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff. Their replacement, Seth Grahame-Smith, also dropped out due to creative differences with Warner Bros. Now, Grahame-Smith’s replacement, Rick Famuyiwa, is the third director to drop out.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Famuyiwa had creative differences with Warner Bros. just as Grahame-Smith did. In a statement to THR, Famuyiwa said this: “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.”
Because of this drop, the film will be pushed back due to another commitment Ezra Miller has in a different project. Besides Miller, the film will still have Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone aka Cyborg. The new release date for “The Flash” is still unknown.