There’s been a bit of trouble for DC’s standalone outing for The Flash. Seth Grahame-Smith was originally signed on to helm the project, and eventually departed due to creative differences. Eventually, Dope filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa was set to tackle the speedforce, even casting Kiersey Clemons and Billy Crudup in the film as Iris West and Henry Allen respectively – only to drop out of the project last week, also citing creative differences.
After Famuyiwa’s departure, it seemed that production on the upcoming film (along with its scheduled release date) may be delayed. However, while promoting his newest film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ezra Miller revealed that despite the current lack of director, production on the film may be starting sooner than expected:
We don’t know right now [who the director will be], but I think we’ll start this year, I think it’s coming up pretty quick.
Miller’s comments are quite interesting to say the least. Does this signify that Warner Bros. and DC are already close to finding a new director for the project? Keep following Heroic Hollywood for more news about The Flash and the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
You can see Ezra Miller in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it opens in theaters on November 18.