Warner Bros’ “The Flash” is without a director today as Rick Famuyiwa exits the project over “creative differences”.
“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,” Famuyiwa said Monday in a statement to THR.
“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 Bros., DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.”
Ezra Miller is on board to star as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in the film which was set to start production in March next year. Following Famuyiwa’s departure, it’s likely that date will be pushed back.
The film is currently slated to release on March 16, 2018.