Warner Bros first introduced their DC Extended Universe with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in 2013, though the shared superhero world exponentially expanded with this year’s releases, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Batman V Superman introduced a number of heroes, many of which are expected to star in solo outings as part of the larger DCEU slate. The Flash movie, for instance, was announced to star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen with an expected release date in March 2018.
However, The Flash film production has hit a number of roadblocks since it was first announced. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith was initially expected to direct, but left the project earlier this year. Then, Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa signed on to helm The Flash, but parted ways with the film, reportedly due to creative differences, last week. Now, Miller comments on Famuyiwa’s exit and his hope for The Flash movie’s future.
During a roundtable interview with Screen Rant promoting his next release, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Miller spoke about losing Famuyiwa and the difficulties that can be part of the process of bringing a movie to life. He said:
“It’s deeply unfortunate, I’m very sad that things didn’t work out with Rick [Famuyiwa], but I also understand that these processes are complicated and really involve a lot of different factors. I trust in the process and I really trust Warner Bros with this property and I’m really excited to do it — however it happens.”
More to come…