Rick Famuyiwa

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It’s been a bad month for directors on high-profile superhero movies, but in the case of Warner BrosThe Flash, trouble with directors is par for the course. First there was LEGO Movie filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who despite still having a story credit, have moved on the Han Solo movie. Then there was Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but he seemed to get shuffled off in the fallout of Batman V Superman and its controversies. And then there was Rick Famuyiwa, director of Dope, he was supposed to offer the light touch the studio and fans wanted, but now even he is gone. But we know what you’re thinking: What does the Flash himself think? (more…)

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Looks like it’s more trouble in paradise for Warner Bros./DC Entertainment‘s The Flash film. To recap, back in April the production lost its first director, Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was to be Grahame-Smith’s directorial debut, but that was perhaps too risky a move for so sensitive a project (AKA: creative differences), so the more experienced hands of Dope director Rick Famuyiwa were employed. Or at least they were employed until yesterday. Scratch up another loss for the production because the job posting for The Flash’s director’s chair is open again.  (more…)

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As the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) continues to build its universe, they are getting ready for the big screen version of The Flash. Director Rick Famuyiwa will be helming the film with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the script. Ezra Miller will reprise his role of the titular character first seen in videos on Batman v Superman and briefly seen in Suicide Squad. We will get to see Barry Allen truly in action in next year’s Justice League film. Post-Justice League, The Flash will get his own film. Currently, it is rumored that fellow Justice Leaguer Cyborg will also be in the film as well as other Flash-centric characters like Iris West, Eobard Thawne, Captain Cold, Jay Garrick, and Golden Glider. The only confirmed casting besides Ezra Miller as The Flash has been actress Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, until now…

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Due in 2018, The Flash is lined up to be one of the new movie releases written to expand the DC cinematic universe. Joining releases such as Batman V Superman and Man of Steel, it will be accompanied by films including Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg in its broadening of the brand’s blockbuster family. The movie is set in an alternate universe to Grant Gustin’s televised incarnation of the speedster, with Ezra Miller taking up the lightening bolt mantle at the direction of Rick Famuyiwa. (more…)

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Let’s be blunt about the matter, Gambit the Movie has had a rough go of it. Originally intended to be the third point of an X-Men spear this year that included Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, it couldn’t even hold on to a director. And if the director drama weren’t enough, 20th Century Fox started to play musical chairs with release dates before shifting it off the calendar entirely. The one constant in this whole thing has been Channing Tatum in the title role, but now there’s doubt that even he’s still invested in the mutant Ragin’ Cajun. Some shrewd social media watchers have noted some unusual moves last week that are highly suggestive. (more…)

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It’s amazing what Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has done to the DC Comics superhero movie world. Zack Snyder wound up taking the heat for the less-than-expected return at the box office and mixed reviews from fans, as well as being unseated as the de facto overseer of the DC Extended Universe, a position that seemingly fell into his lap. DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has been brought in to co-run DC Films. Ben Affleck was made executive producer for the Justice League movie and will direct/write/star in his own solo Batman reboot.

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith was originally tapped to direct ‘The Flash‘, but the studio and Grahame-Smith parted ways due to creative differences over the movie’s direction and production costs. Warner Bros. has chosen Dope writer/director Rick Famuyiwa to direct the DC Films/Warner Bros. solo movie ‘The Flash.’

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