DCEU’s ‘The Flash’ is still struggling with the stability as Rick Famuyiwa calls it a quit. He is the second director to leave the project. Earlier this year saw, Seth Grahame-Smith’s departure from the project aswell. Famuyiwa has quit due to creative difference between his pitch and the vision that studio wants with the movie. This is not the first time such incident has occurred. The Wonder Woman movie had also lost its first director Michelle MacLaren. She was quicky replaced by Patty Jenkins without any halt in the project. Marvel has also seen a few similar replacements in MCU, namely with Antman and Black Panther movie.
While Warner Bros did not comment on this issue, here is was Famuyiwa had to say
“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,” Famuyiwa said in a statement. “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 is clearly a good sport to make this statement. It should not take much time for WB to find a replacement, considering pre-production for the film is already in high gear, and production is set to start in early 2017.
The movie was scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018. It’s currently unknown if this latest detour will force start of production and the release date to be moved.