‘The Flash’ Solo Movie Loses Director Seth Grahame-Smith

By April 29, 2016
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Well, this might not be a good sign.

After landing director Seth Grahame-Smith several months ago at the helm of their 2018 The Flash standalone movie, which is set to be Ezra Miller’s first solo outing as Barry Allen on the big screen, THR is now reporting that Grahame-Smith has left the project due to “creative differences” with Warner Bros. and DC over the film. After the recent negative backlash towards the DCCU following Batman v Superman as well, this was probably the last thing that the studio needed.

Grahame-Smith, known for his writing on projects like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was set to make his directorial debut with the feature film, after writing the film’s screenplay based on a treatment by The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street helmers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

The report states that the film will still use the script from Grahame-Smith, as the studio begins their search for a new director on the project, which is currently set for a theatrical release date in March 2018, after the character’s brief introduction in Batman v Superman this year and his role in Justice League Part 1 next year.

There’s already been quite a lot of skepticism thrown towards Ezra Miller’s version of Barry Allen following his small scenes in Dawn of Justice, though some of that can be attributed to Grant Gustin’s critically-acclaimed and beloved performance as the character on the CW TV show of the same name. With this set back, I imagine the skepticism and scrutiny towards the film will only continue to grow, though in all fairness, Grahame-Smith was always a bit of an odd choice for the job. Now we’ll just have to wait and see which filmmaker they end up replacing him with.

The Flash is set to hit theatres on March 3rd, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Have never been impressed with the group they put together for this project, I might actually be with the studio on this one!!!!