RUMOR: Is Rick Famuyiwa Circling A DC Film?

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Amidst all the shakeups at Warner Bros. and DC films, it is inevitable that we will be hearing of new directors that will be added to the ever-growing list of the “filmmaker-driven” regime for that includes Zack Snyder, David Ayer, Patty Jenkins, and James Wan. Seth Grahame-Smith was originally part of the slate, but has since departed The Flash due to creative differences.

Now, if this speculation is to be believed,  it looks like another potential filmmaker may potentially join that roster of DC Extended Universe directors. Rick Famuyiwa, director of the 2015 film Dope recently followed numerous accounts on Twitter that are related to the growing DCEU. Batman News reports that Famuyiwa followed these accounts in this order: DC Comics, Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa. Johns, the recently appointed co-head of DC Films followed Famuyiwa back.

Remember, this is all rumors and speculation and nothing is official until Warner Bros. announces something concrete, but I find this chain of events to be quite intriguing. Let’s hypothetically imagine what Famuyiwa’s potential involvement with DC Films can be. With Cyborg, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps, and The Flash in need of directors, it is possible that he may be circling an opportunity to direct one of these films. If you were to ask me, I would see The Flash being a wonderful fit for this director. If you haven’t seen Dope, I highly recommend checking it out. In that film, Famuyiwa showcases that he has a kinetic energy that is infectious and he really fleshes out the characters quite well. The sensibilities I see in Dope would be wonderfully implemented to any upcoming DC movie but The Flash would be a good choice for him.

What do you think of the idea of Rick Famuyiwa directing a DC film? Sound off in the comments below and discuss what film you think he would most likely direct.

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Source: Batman News

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  • Justin Alsobrook

    I wouldn’t be ready to give him such a giant film off of Dope. The characters were really engaging, but the ending execution felt messy. Plus it became too preachy. BUT he has more credentials than the last Flash director soooo lol…also interesting set of breadcrumbs you guys followed.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      He wouldn’t be the first indie director to receive a huge film afterwards. He’d be following in Gareth Edwards and Colin Trevorrow.

      • Justin Alsobrook

        My issue is that I didn’t like the execution of Dope, not his lack of credentials.

        • SAMURAI36

          Then that’s a non-issue.

          • Justin Alsobrook

            Maybe for you, but not for me lol

          • SAMURAI36

            It’s only an issue, because you’re making it one. This guy’s films come on regular TV all the time. You can stream them all over the net (legally and illegally) for free. Your choice to remain ignorant about his work is just that: YOUR choice.

            WB is (possibly) picking him for a reason. He’s a well-received director in Hollywood. Your remaining willfully ignorant about him is your choice, and yours alone.

          • Justin Alsobrook

            What are you talking about? I’ve seen most of this guys films. I’m not ignorant to his work at all. I don’t connect with his films. That’s my personal feelings towards them. If you like him/his movies, then great. Just because he is well received, doesn’t mean I have to like him as a director.

          • SAMURAI36

            So either you’re not telling the truth from before, or you’re not telling the truth now.

            Because before you said:

            I wasn’t stating that I wouldn’t give him a giant film because of his lack of success, which he’s had in the past I said I wouldn’t give him a giant film after seeing Dope because I didn’t enjoy the execution of the movie.

            Even if you did see more than just Dope (which is NOT his most recent film, btw, nor was it his most popular) there are plenty of other films from him, on which to base a potential DCEU candidacy for him on.

            But for some reason, you seem fixated on Dope as a means to prove your point.

          • Justin Alsobrook

            “which he’s had in the past” – “Success”, that he’s had in the past. Exactly, that’s what I said.
            After Dope, Our Family Wedding, Talk To Me, etc. I have seen a lot of his films. It’s great that you’re so passionate and believe in him. I don’t have to. It’s my personal opinion. I don’t think(my personal opinion) that his movies are solid all the way through(again, my personal opinion). I mentioned Dope because the article did.
            Again, it’s great that you’re so passionate and love his work. I don’t and he is far from my choice as a director for a DC film and that’s okay. We can disagree.

          • SAMURAI36

            “which he’s had in the past” – “Success”, that he’s had in the past. Exactly, that’s what I said.

            No, this is you trying to imply more behind what you said now. I can talk about the success of Scorcese’s films all day, but in reality, I’ve only seen one of them.

            Besides, you disingenuously plucked dissonant words and phrases out of your statement, hoping to put them into context after the fact. Give me a little more credit that than.

            I mentioned Dope because the article did.

            You’re not beholden to just one film, just because the article mentioned one film. Sorry, but that’s a silly argument.

            After Dope, Our Family Wedding, Talk To Me, etc. I have seen a lot of his films. It’s great that you’re so passionate and believe in him. I don’t have to. It’s my personal opinion. I don’t think(my personal opinion) that his movies are solid all the way through(again, my personal opinion).

            Sorry man, but this just sounds like you Googled some of his films, merely because I called you on it. I don’t believe you’ve watched a single one of his films, aside from perhaps Dope. That’s not even the order in which those films were made.

            Again, it’s great that you’re so passionate and love his work. I don’t and he is far from my choice as a director for a DC film and that’s okay. We can disagree.

            Disagreeing is fine, but at least have a valid (re: informed) premise for doing so. Right now, it doesn’t sound like you do.

          • Justin Alsobrook

            I honestly don’t understand why you’re so passionate about this. I had to google his name and check to see what else he directed because I didn’t know off the top of my head. Surprise! I’ve seen some of his movies. I really don’t care if you believe me or not. If you say you’ve seen 1 or 5 Scorsese films, I’d believe you because I have no reason not to. Why question it? We’re having a conversation. Why lie?
            I made a statement that I stand by.
            You’re in such an attack mode over my own personal opinion and I don’t get it.
            I’m down for a legit conversation, but I shouldn’t have to prove anything to you or have to argue a personal opinion.
            It’s my personal opinion.
            We are all move fans on here. It’s not that serious.

          • SAMURAI36

            If you say so.

          • Justin Alsobrook

            Lol I do.
            Again, I’m happy you’re excited about it and I hope, if he does helm a DC film, that he knocks it out of the park.

    • SAMURAI36

      Dope isn’t the only successful film he’s done. He’s been slowly gaining notoriety in African-American circles for the past decade. I think he’d be a great choice for the Cyborg film, much in the same way that Coogler is great for Black Panther.

      • Justin Alsobrook

        I wasn’t stating that I wouldn’t give him a giant film because of his lack of success, which he’s had in the past I said I wouldn’t give him a giant film after seeing Dope because I didn’t enjoy the execution of the movie.

        • SAMURAI36

          6 of 1. You can’t judge a director based on 1 piece, when he’s got nearly a half-dozen films under his belt.

          That’s like saying I wouldn’t want George Miller to direct anything, just because I didn’t like Mad Max (I did, actually; just using an example).

          You have to judge the director’s entire body of work. And his is pretty good.

  • Evan

    Based on Dope I’m guessing he’s up for the Flash or Shazam!

  • HG2012

    majority of the guys he is following could be coincidence but following Ray Fisher who’s debut film will be JL is a big red flag

    • World’s Finest Comments

      True, but if Ezra Miller had a Twitter account he’d probably follow him too and there’s a chance this could be for The Flash.

  • JagsEurope

    He also followed Channing Tatum and Mark Waid (writer of “Flash” and “Kingdom Come”), so I think that it’s either the Flash or Shazam movie. If it’s Shazam, there’s a good chance that Tatum left “Gambit” to play Shazam.

  • World’s Finest Comments

    I enjoyed Dope. It’s a coming of age film full of charm that the DCEU really needs, and it also wasn’t scared to tackle bigger issues, which is what the DCEU wants. Could have a lot of promise.

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  • SAMURAI36

    This would be a great acquisition if true.

  • Lupin

    DOPE is one of the most underrated films of the past few years. His style will definitely fit with the less serious and dramatic DC heroes like Flash and Cyborg.
    Tonally he’d be great for either but I think that the special effects for the Flash needs a director who’s not just creative, fresh, energetic and dynamic in tone.
    George Miller has shown the vfx/action set piece acumen. However he hasn’t shown the character development and character interactions and not to be ageist but he hasn’t shown the promise of something youthful and funky and fresh. Enter Edgar Wright! I think he is the perfect intersection of creative special effects and kinetic fresh tone.

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      Mad Max1, Road Warrior showed character development form George Miller, Happy Feet and Babe showed George can make funky.

      But i agree Edgar Wright is the man for the job, even though i think DC would’ve already to have met him, to hit the shooting date that should be around november.

      • flavortang

        “Edgar Wright would also be awesome for Shazam.” Yesssssssssss