Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have exited the upcoming Star Wars anthology film based on Han Solo due to “creative differences,” and that could be good news for Warner Bros.’ beleaguered Flash movie. According to TheWrap, the directing duo met with DC Films during the production hiatus of the Star Wars spinoff. It is unclear if they were already considering exiting the Disney property at the time they spoke with WB.
Lord and Miller were previously attached to The Flash project in 2015 when they wrote treatment for it. However, they were not considered to direct at the time. Later, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa signed on, before he too departed prior to production citing “creative differences.” Though work on his solo film has since stalled, Ezra Miller’s version of the Flash is set to appear in Justice League come November.
Robert Zemeckis is the current frontrunner to direct The Flash, as Sam Raimi passed on the project and the Matt Vaughn rumors have yet to amount to anything. Whoever lands the job will be the third director to board the project; The Flash has already passed through the hands of two directors, the first being Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Flash will star Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as the Scarlet Speedster, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup (Watchmen) as Barry Allen’s father Henry Allen and Ray Fisher (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Cyborg. Originally intended to hit theaters on March 16, 2018, the film is currently without a release date.
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