Following the news of Tim Miller’s departure from “Deadpool 2”, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that “Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa has left “The Flash” due to “creative differences” with Warner Bros.
It was also reported that the film is currently at the pre-production stage and the studio is searching for a replacement.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Famuyiwa said:
“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, humour, 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.”
According to sources, the director wanted to make an edgier product while Warner Bros. did not. Famuyiwa is the 2nd director to leave “The Flash”, following Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script for the DC film.
Ezra Miller is set to play Barry Allen aka The Flash in the speedster film whereas “Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising” actress Kiersey Clemons will be starring as Iris West, Barry Allen’s love interest.