Phil Lord & Chris Miller Already Met With DC Films About ‘The Flash’

The Flash Phil Lord Chris Miller DCDirectors Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have just exited the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story but the duo already met with DC Films about directing The Flash during the production hiatus of the Star Wars spinoff, insiders exclusively told TheWrap.

Lord and Miller originally developed the treatment for The Flash at Warner Bros. but ultimately exited the project over creative differences before joining the Star Wars spinoff as directors. According to multiple sources close to the project, the directors met about directing the upcoming feature film adaptation of The Flash following Dope director Rick Famuyiwa’s exit from the project last year.

Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump, Back to the Future) emerged as the frontrunner to direct the film in May and currently remains so, insiders told the trade.

The project has stalled since Famuyiwa exited the Warner Bros. production, citing creative differences between him and the studio as the reason for his departure. Famuyiwa was hired to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the original script and also exited the project due to creative differences.

Both Ezra Miller and Kiersey Clemons remain committed to star as the titular hero and his love interest Iris West and fortunately, we’ll get to see Miller return as The Flash who was first introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice later this year when he appears in the epic superhero team-up flick Justice League which hits theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: TheWrap

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Jason Anderson

    If I was WB, I wouldn’t hire them. Leaving two projects, back to back, citing creative differences? They can’t risk that happening again with The Flash. Hire people who commit to a project all the way through.

    • Maxi Iroh

      They were actually never hired to direct The Flash, they wrote the treatment with the intent of directing but they received a proposal from LucasFilm to direct the Han Solo movie so they passed the project to Seth Grahame-Smith who was already going to write the script.

      But the thing with the Han Solo movie looks to be a really big deal, Josh Trank big deal, they were fired from the movie mid filming, that means LucasFilm really didn’t want them as directors anymore.

      • Darthmanwe

        “The pair best known for directing The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street were reportedly shocked to discover they were not allowed the freedom to manage the set of the production that they experienced on previous projects and refused to accept Kennedy’s strict control on the project.”

        It sounds like they wanted freedom, and didn’t get it. Any other big budget movie would be the same for them.

  • Daniel

    Just to clarify, Miller and Lord didn’t leave “The Flash” over creative differences. They were only hired to write the original treatment. From what I remember, they were already signed on to do “Han Solo.”