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The Flash Movie Hits A Speed Bump

the-flash-ezra-millerWarner Bros upcoming film starring Ezra Miller as The Flash has hit a snag. Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) has left the project. The standard excuse is being given: creative differences. Famuyiwa is the second director who has left the project, Seth Grahame-Smith stepped away from The Flash earlier this year.

Now this isn't the first WB / DC project to have creative differences with a director. Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman only to be replaced quickly by Patty Jenkins who herself left Thor: Ragnarok for the same reasons.

Famuyiwa said this in a statement:

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.

With the film already in pre-production, filming expected to start in early 2017 and a release date of March 16th, 2018, we can expect to hear more on this soon.


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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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