DC and Warner Bros. film project The Flash has lost it’s director. Rick Famuyiwa has walked away from the project sources have told Variety, he cites creative differences for the split.
Upon the split Famuyiwa released this statement:
“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. 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.”
This is the second time the film has had to change directors, with Grahame-Smith leaving very early on. This change up comes late into the pre-production along the way and it is unknown at this time if it will effect the expected release date of March 16, 2018.