Second Director Leaves WB’s ‘Flash’ Movie; Rick Famuyiwa Exits

Oct 31, 2016

Fox’s Gambit and Deadpool 2 isn’t the only superhero project having director issues.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Flash‘s Rick Famuyiwa director has reportedly exited the project. We currently don’t know what sparked his departure, but it’s assumed to be creative differences with the studio and DC Entertainment.

You might remember that Rick replaced the previously attached director Seth Grahame-Smith. This will be the second director to leave Flash.

tumblr_o96kd2y1vr1tiffm1o1_500The Flash, Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on its speedster superhero, has lost its director.

Rick Famuyiwa, who made waves with his coming-of-age Sundance sensation Dope, has parted ways with the studio over “creative differences,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Famuyiwa has been on board since June developing the project, even overseeing the castings of Kiersey Clemons and Billy Crudup in key roles.

The movie, which is to star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, was in pre-production as it headed towards a March 2017 start date with a release date of March 16, 2018.

I’m curious if fans will make the jump to conclusion that Flash is getting the axe like they have with Gambit after it’s second director left. Many forget that studios see IP being their strength and a director is replaceable.

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I’m sure Warner Bros. will be responding shortly to the report.


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