Rick Famuyiwa Steps Down as Director of “The Flash” Movie


<> at Signature Theater on April 7, 2016 in New York City.Getty Images

The upcoming big-screen adaptation of the DC superhero THE FLASH at Warner Bros. has hit a speed bump. has recently left his post as the director over “creative differences.”

This is the second director to leave the production. Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script, was attached to helm the project but parted ways after “creative differences” as well.

“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 The Hollywood Reporter.

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.”

The movie was in preproduction with Ezra Miller in the titular role, which first appeared in Batman v. Superman. Famuyiwa oversaw the addition of Billy Crudup and Kiersey Clemons, who he worked with on Dope, in key roles. The Flash was set to open on March 16, 2018, but with Famuyiwa stepping down as director, it will likely mean a delay in production.

Famuyiwa is repped by and Oasis Media Group.


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This news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.


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