In what’s quickly becoming a recurring event among superhero movies, The Flash has now found itself without a director, as Seth Grahame-Smith has departed the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grahame-Smith (best known for writing Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as well as penning the scripts for its film adaptation, in addition to Dark Shadows and The Lego Batman Movie) has left over unspecified “creative differences” – no word on exactly what these are, so it could be over literally anything.
Thankfully, whoever the new director is will still have the original script – penned by The Lego Movie writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – to work from, so at the very least it should be funny. If there’s something the DC Cinematic Universe needs after the pitch-black offerings of Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman, it’s a bit of levity, and considering new Flash Ezra Miller’s proven comedic chops, hopefully we’ll get this.
Having seen Miller’s first (brief) on-screen appearance of The Flash in Batman V Superman, we’ll admit that this is one of the DC solo outings we’re most looking forward to (Wonder Woman aside), so it’d be a shame if the change in director rocked the ship in some way. Hopefully this won’t be the case though; films change personnel all the time and don’t necessarily turn out any the worse for it.
In addition to The Flash, Miller is part of the cast of the Justice League movies alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, JK Simmons and many, many more.
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