Seth Grahame-Smith Departs ‘The Flash’


The Flash Film

As the DC Extended Universe is in its early days of launching several new franchises, it looks like one of them just got back to square one. The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Seth Grahame-Smith, who was set to direct the upcoming film version of The Flash, has departed the project.

Hollywood Reporter went on to reveal that Smith, who would have made his directorial debut with this film, departed the project due to “creative differences”. Smith has worked on films such as Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter as well as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 

THR also gave details about what will happen with Smith’s screenplay, which was based on a treatment from The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, as the studio will still be using that script for The Flash film. Recently, Heroic Hollywood’s very own Umberto Gonzalez revealed what characters are actively being cast right now for the project which you can check out by clicking here.

Ezra Miller made his debut in the DC Extended Universe throughout Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which came out about a month ago and he is currently in London filming Justice League: Part 1 which is coming out November 2017, directed by Zack Snyder as the DC Universe’s titans are united together on the big screen. It has also recently been hinted that Ray Fisher, who portrays Victor Stone/Cyborg, is possibly showing up in The Flash film.

The Flash starring Ezra Miller is set to come out in theaters on March 16, 2018 as revealed back in February.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Caped Baldy

    Bummer,hopefully they kept his script.Lego Batman looks awesome and he wrote that as well.

  • flavortang

    I’m kind of glad. That choice of Smith confused me a bit. Maybe WB will pass the baton to someone like Edgar Wright.


    So, according to the Wrap:

    Grahame-Smith was poised to make his feature directorial debut with the superhero film, which will star Ezra Miller as speedster Barry Allen. Warner Bros. is said to be pleased with Grahame-Smith’s script, but ultimately wanted a more experienced filmmaker guiding the production.

    Warner Bros. isn’t eager to take a big risk in the wake of fan backlash to Zack Snyder‘s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Many comic book fans have called for Snyder to be replaced on WB’s two “Justice League” movies, but with production already under way, that isn’t happening.

    So there it is.


    The funny part about this, is it could easily have been said that WB is hiring a “rookie” director to control, like the way Marvel does, but clearly that’s not the case. The fact that they want a veteran director speaks volumes.

    Matter of fact, I’d go out on a limb, and say that something similar probably happened with JGL.

  • Axxell

    I guess this puts a nail in those claims that WB is more “director driven”…

  • Carl

    Well, they will probably end up with a better director now. Hopefully. Although I wonder why they chose this guy in the 1st place?

  • Ahmed Barakat

    Edgar Wright…please!!!!!!!!!!!!!