The Flash (2022)

All non-Nolan related film, tv, and streaming discussions.
Posts: 1257
Joined: June 2012
'The Flash' Movie Loses 'Dope' Director Rick Famuyiwa (Exclusive)
The 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.

The departure of Famuyiwa will likely mean the delay of the movie’s start of production and release as Miller has a commitment in July.

"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," said Famuyiwa in a statement to THR.

He added: "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."

Sources say that the Dope director’s vision of making a movie with more edge clashed with the studio’s take.

Famuyiwa is now the second director to leave Flash. He put on the helmer's sneakers after Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script and was attached to direct. (Grahame-Smith was working off a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who at one point were eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v ... iwa-942604

User avatar
Posts: 5273
Joined: May 2014
Fuck.

Posts: 518
Joined: July 2010
Location: Santa Monica
It absolutely sucks. Would have loved to see a Flash film with the heart that 'Dope' had.


... I also couldn't resist.

Image

User avatar
Posts: 18357
Joined: June 2012
Location: a twilight world
Well that sucks.

User avatar
Posts: 8126
Joined: October 2012
Location: Gran Pulse
Welp.

User avatar
Forum Pro
Posts: 54911
Joined: May 2010
Location: Jackson County
CoolwhipSpecial wrote:Fuck.
So, was he lacking a necessary experience or did Geoff started to get all nazi about the speed force (it's very much his baby) or... Warner Bros?

User avatar
Posts: 13691
Joined: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Image

Posts: 3728
Joined: June 2011
Man, they really need to hit it out of the park with Wonder Woman.

Hopefully Wan and Affleck can save this universe.

User avatar
Forum Pro
Law
Posts: 16889
Joined: July 2010
Location: Moonlight Motel
Nomis wrote:From Famuyiwa's twitter:
Image
Can't wait!!

User avatar
Forum Pro
Posts: 54911
Joined: May 2010
Location: Jackson County
a) clearly they need someone more experienced
b) I'll worry if god forbid Wan leaves
c) next year is all about WW and JL
d) WW better deliver!
e) WB better not butcher their directors' edits
f) I need WW trailer to feel better

Post Reply