Dope director Rick Famuyima has been tapped to direct the DC cinematic version of The Flash.
Rick Famuyima, who had been reportedly in talks to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, has been signed on to direct the WB’s The Flash movie, which will star Ezra Miller in the lead role (not to get confused with the TV version of the red speedster that has Grant Gustin as Barry Allen.)
Now that we have a director again, let’s hope they can get on with the production part of the movie very soon. Things are starting to come into place for DC and the formation of the Justice League, so I’m excited for this all to happen. Regardless of how you feel about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the idea of seeing a live-action Justice League movie is still pretty thrilling. And of course, the anticipation can build even more with the right direction, and I do hope that Famuyima makes this work for The Flash.
It looks like Ezra Miller is certainly taking the role of Barry Allen seriously, as people have noted the change in his physique since the red carpet premiere of Batman v. Superman. Though his cameo in the movie didn’t really show much of him, the chance of getting even just a glimpse of the remaining partners of the JLA, including Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), still gets fans excited.
The screenplay was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who was originally going to direct the movie but stepped down due to creative differences, will still be involved with the production part. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were also potentials to direct before Grahame-Smith was confirmed, will stay on as producers.
Rick Famuyima’s credits are mostly with small, independent movies such as Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize nominated Dope, Our Family Wedding, The Wood, and the TV-movie Confirmation.
The Flash is currently scheduled to hit theaters March 16, 2018.