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The Flash nabs one Dope filmmaker to fill its director vacancy

06.02.2016
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Warner Bros. has acted rather deliberately in trying to find the right filmmaker to fill its vacant director's chair on THE FLASH after Seth Grahame-Smith departed the project in late-April. But in doing their due dilligence, the studio has found one DOPE director to steer the film into its place in the DC Cinematic Universe. Rick Famuyiwa, who directed the Sundance darling DOPE and recently the highly-acclaimed HBO film CONFIRMATION, has been picked for the gig that'll see Ezra Miller make his mark as the speedy superhero.  

The always popular "creative differences" are what sent Grahame-Smith, who also penned the script for THE FLASH, on his way, so it'll be interesting to see just what state the film Famuyiwa has inherited is in now. Warner Bros. is in the process of course-correcting the DC Cinematic Universe as best as it can after BATMAN V SUPERMAN didn't get quite the overwhelmingly positive reaction they thought it would. As a result, they seem to be skewing away from the more grounded and serious path that Zack Snyder had put them on.

James Wan has spoke repeatedly about trying to make AQUAMAN more "fun," and you'd have to think the same is being said for what they want to do with THE FLASH. I imagine Famuyiwa is a part of that thought process. How much will THE FLASH morph from where Grahame-Smith left it, in order to hit the film's announced March 16, 2018 release date? We'll have to see, but I would guarantee they are looking for something much looser than they had before.

Source: Deadline

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9:22PM on 06/02/2016
The Flash with Ezra Miller would be a fine start to make the DC movie universe less gloomy. He may not be my top pick as Barry Allen, but Ezra Miller does have a good comedic and dramatic talent as I've seen him in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. My only gripe is that in Batman V Superman he looks absolutely nothing like a forensics officer.
The Flash with Ezra Miller would be a fine start to make the DC movie universe less gloomy. He may not be my top pick as Barry Allen, but Ezra Miller does have a good comedic and dramatic talent as I've seen him in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. My only gripe is that in Batman V Superman he looks absolutely nothing like a forensics officer.
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6:55PM on 06/02/2016
Aw, I see what you did there!
I'm down with this is. Seems like a very Marvel-pick, but that's definitely not a complaint.
Aw, I see what you did there!
I'm down with this is. Seems like a very Marvel-pick, but that's definitely not a complaint.
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5:46PM on 06/02/2016
Excited to see the Flash's powers ran to full potential for this film and how they compare to the other members of the Justice League.
Excited to see the Flash's powers ran to full potential for this film and how they compare to the other members of the Justice League.
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5:20PM on 06/02/2016
Dope was an exceptional film. This is a big win for Flash, in addition to DC. The tone of this flick should be fun and Famuyiwa should accomplish it.
Dope was an exceptional film. This is a big win for Flash, in addition to DC. The tone of this flick should be fun and Famuyiwa should accomplish it.
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4:26PM on 06/02/2016
I woulda tried to nab him for the next X me. Film in the 90s
I woulda tried to nab him for the next X me. Film in the 90s
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