In a surprising turn of events, DC and Warner Bros have parted ways with director Rick Famuyiwa who was set to direct 2018’s The Flash. Famuyiwa – who most recently directed Dope – was right in the middle of casting for the film until he and the studio reportedly hit a snag in pre-production when his vision for an edgier Flash film clashed with what the studio was looking for. Rick Famuyiwa has released a statement to THR following his departure which you can read below.
“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.”
Famuyiwa’s unexpected departure is likely to push The Flash back as the studio has to now look for a suitable replacement.
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