The upcoming Ezra Miller led Flash solo movie took a heavy hit when director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) announced his departure from the project last week. Speaking with Cinemablend, Miller recently revealed what he thinks is the most important quality that whoever will helm The Flash has to bring to the film.
“I think that the most important quality is the open heart. I think that ‘The Flash’ has to be a story that is heartfelt. Because I think that’s where the lightning really is.”
Despite the project being without a director, Miller is still fairly confident the studio will be able to meet its schedule, as he tells Screenrant. While promoting his latest movie, Fantastic Beasts, he mentioned that production might start as early as this year.
“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.”
Prior to Famuyiwa’s departure, filming was supposed to start in January 2017 and since a complete early script already exists, that is still possible. However, if the new director wants to change that script, production will most likely not start until mid-2017.