The Flash Movie was reported to have gone through another major setback last week when its movie director reportedly quit the job.
According to reports Rick Famuyiwa’s decision to quit production might affect the movie’s release date negatively as it is bound to be pushed back. Star actor Ezra Miller since then has commented on the director’s exit and how it might affect the movie.
During an interview with Collider, Miller admitted that losing two directors barely few months after the first one quit might look alarming and threatening to the movie’s production. Miller had this to say:
“These processes are complicated, and I think it can from afar appear to be something interpersonal or dramatic. These are groups of people taking the development of projects extremely seriously, and the teams are changing all the time. There’s often a lot of flux in who the team of the production of a film is before that production starts, and in this case, you hear about it, because it’s a critical figure. The directors that have been coming on and leaving.”
Miller also verified that the movie’s project was still ongoing. However, when contacted by Hollywood Reporter on his decision to quit, Famuyiwa pointed out that his decision to quit The Flash was as a result of the “creative differences” with Warner. Famuyiwa was declared the director of The Flash movie in June, 2016, which was barely a month after Seth Grahame-Smith exited the movie’s production.
Famuyiwa had this to say about his exit:
“When I was approached by Warner Bros. and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day.
“While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical, and multicultural point of view.”
The Flash movie is currently scheduled for a May, 2018 release, but now it remains uncertain if this recent development might affect the release date.