Just as the DCEU is picking up speed, one of their latest projects has had some major issues with its director. As the hype for Suicide Squad builds prior to its bursting onto our screens and after the recent release of Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice (regardless of mixed reviews) it seemed as if the collective DC universe was finding its feet, particularly with so many new projects in the pipeline and ones in production. The Flash, is one of those films that has already started production, but has unfortunately lost the services of director Seth Grahame-Smith.
For those of you who haven’t got a clue who Seth Grahame-Smith is, he is the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, both of which have been turned into movies. This was meant to be his big screen live-action directorial debut (after directing a couple of episodes of The Hard Times of RJ Berger) but something wasn’t right for Grahame-Smith causing him to leave the set for good. It looks as though we will have to wait and see Grahame-Smith’s directing abilities in his next project, The Lego Batman Movie.
The good news is is that the film will carry on production which, following on from Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, will star Ezra Miller in the lead role as The Flash. It was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Grahame-Smith left the project due to creative differences. We have all heard about the difficulties Joss Whedon had working with Marvel, could it be that DC are just as difficult to work with? No-one will really know just yet, as we all know “creative differences” could mean any manner of things.
The Flash is still reported to be ready for release on March 3rd of 2018 and losing their director won’t effect that. Until then you can enjoy Ezra Miller and co in the first installment of The Justice League in November of 2017.