As a fan of the DC comics superhero speedster, The Flash, I am really started to worry about the status of the Warner Brothers produced Flash Movie, which currently doesn’t have a release date. After losing its first initial director, Seth Grahame-Smith, due to creative differences, Warner Brothers hired critically acclaimed movie director Rick Famuyiwa, known mostly for his well-received movie ‘Dope’, but just recently, he also left the project, after creative differences as well.
This isn’t the first time a director has left a DC/Warner Brothers project. The Wonder Woman movie that is set to come out next summer, was first supposed to be directed by Michelle McLaren until she also left due to creative differences, leaving Patty Jenkins with the job. Warner Brothers and DC Comics will need to tread water carefully, especially with one of the most beloved DC superheroes in The Flash. The man who is set to play the scarlet speedster, Ezra Miller, recently commented on the movie’s schedule, while promoting his new movie Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. According to Screen Rant, who interviewed the up and coming actor, the movie is still set to start production this year, despite losing another director:
“We don’t know right now [who the director will be], but I think we’ll start this year, I think it’s coming up pretty quick.”
Although at this point it’s all speculation, this gives a bit of hope for those Flash fans, who are hoping that DC and Warner Brothers can get things done properly, at least for the fastest man alive. If production is set to start, despite not having a director, it seems as if the script might be finished, they just need a director to put it all together. Warner Brothers and DC have made it clear, despite setbacks, they still fully intend to continue with their first phase in DC movies, including The Flash. Ezra Miller’s Flash has cameoed in Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, and he is set to join the rest of the heroes in Justice League next year, but as for his solo project, it remains undetermined.
More to come.