THR reports that director Rick Famuyiwa has left the Flash movie over creative differences. Famuyiwa joined the production in June, replacing previous director Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Flash solo film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as “the female lead” (widely expected to be Iris West), and is set in the DC cinematic universe established by Batman v. Superman. It’s still on the schedule for March 2018, but losing its director again at this stage may set that back.
I’ve actually lost count of how many directors have been attached to this movie over the years.
Do you think The Flash will be able to stay on schedule, or will Barry Allen’s solo movie be late?
And who would you like to step in as director?
Variety reports that Warner Bros has cast Kiersey Clemons as the female lead in the Flash movie opposite Ezra Miller. Clemons most recently appeared in Neighbors 2, and was featured in Flash director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout indie film, Dope. She’s also been cast in a remake of Flatliners.
Technically, WB hasn’t confirmed that the female lead is in fact Iris West, but it’s a safe enough bet that Variety ran with it in their headline.
(via Comics Alliance)
Deadline reports that Rick Famuyiwa has been chosen to direct the 2018 Flash movie. Recently known for directing (and writing) the Sundance film Dope, he takes over from former director Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the film’s script. The movie stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, and will tie in with the other Justice League-related films.
What do you think of the new choice of director? Anyone seen Dope or any of Famuyiwa’s other films?