The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller has ground to a halt as Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving Warner Bros. due to “creative differences” who are in search of a more experienced director to take control of the project based on the iconic DC speedster.
Miller’s Flash, aka. Barry Allen, was introduced in a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the scarlet speedster is now on set as part of Justice League Part 1, set for release in mid-2017.
In an odd twist The Wrap reported that the team at Warner Bros. are very happy to retain the script delivered by Grahame-Smith, who is one of Hollywood’s hottest screenwriters and the author and screenwriter of works such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and the upcoming Beetlejuice 2 and Lego Batman Movie both for Warner Bros. So the relationship between the two parties would seemingly remain intact.
The Flash was to be Grahame-Smith’s debut in a directorial role.
This move could signal the first sign of nerves around the wave of DC comic movies on its way to us over the next decade. The reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was overall negative even though it had strong box office return and with an existing Flash TV series to be compared to there is demanding Flash fan base waiting for the film.
Flash already has a release date – March 3, 2018 – so there is more than enough time for the studio to find a director.
Who will it be? Who should it be?
Are questions still to be answered.