Earlier this week it was reported that The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa had exited the project due to creative differences with Warner Brothers. The news was disappointing to fans of Famuyiwa’s work such as the critically acclaimed crime comedy-drama Dope. However, actress Kiersey Clemons, who was cast in The Flash after Famuyiwa signed on to helm the film, revealed to The Hollywod Reporter that she was particularly upset about his departure.
Clemons, who will portray Iris West in The Flash film, had previously worked with Rick Famuyiwa on Dope and commented on the directors decision to drop out of the project.
“Rick was one of the main reasons I wanted to do the movie, so him not being a part of it is obviously very upsetting to me.”
Rick Famuyiwa is the second director to exit the project after writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the script for the film, also parted ways with the studio over creative differences. There is currently no word on who will replace Famuyiwa, which Clemons did note.
“All I can do is give it up to the gods. Let’s see what happens. Let’s see who’s going to jump in.”
Though the film is currently without a director, Clemons assured fans that both she and co-star Ezra Miller, who will play The Fastest Man Alive, will remain true to their original visions for their respective characters.
“Ezra and I are going to do what we promised to do from the beginning. No matter who the director is, I am going to do what I think Iris should be.”
The Flash was scheduled to be released in theaters date on March 16, 2018, though the departure of Famuyiwa could delay the targeted March 2017 production start date. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the DC Extended Universe!