Following the departure of the film’s second director Rick Famuyiwa, Warner Bros. has set “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” scribe Joby Harold to overhaul the script. Warner Bros. declined to comment on the report when reached by Variety.
Prior to Famuyiwa, Warner Bros. had brought on first-time director Seth Grahame-Smith to both write and direct the film. Grahame-Smith ended up leaving the project last April due to “creative differences,” and the studio quickly replaced him with Famuyiwa, whose profile has been on the rise since “Dope” premiered to critical acclaim back in 2015.
Since losing its second director, news surrounding the project has been few and far between, with fans wondering if the film would land a third — and hopefully final — director quickly enough to retain the film’s 2018 release date. As star Ezra Miller readies for his return for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2,” though, it seems unlikely that “The Flash” will make its scheduled 2018 release date.
Harold will be the third person to tackle the project, as both Rick Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith worked on the screenplay before their departures.
The film has already begun casting for key roles, with “Dope” actress Kiersey Clemons cast as Iris West,and Billy Crudup on board to play Barry Allen’s father Henry in the film. While it’ll be a bit before we get to see “The Flash” on the big screen, fans will at least be able to see Clemons as Iris West when “Justice League” premieres later this year.
Harold’s upcoming projects include “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” which itself has seen plenty of setbacks leading to its release, and the previously announced “Robin Hood” and “Twilight Zone” reboots for Warner Bros.
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