What The Flash Director Just Said About Leaving The DC Movie
DC's Extended Universe may be up and running but it's still dealing with some speed bumps along the road. The fastest man alive is once again without a director as the second man in the chair has now exited. He's now spoken about the "creative differences" which led to the decision. While he, of course, doesn't go into detail, it would seem that Rick Famuyiwa's voice was not the one DC wanted the film to speak with.
Fans who have been vocal about not liking the direction that DC's films have been taking will likely not be thrilled by Rick Famuyiwa's statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Specifically, the idea that Famuyiwa's version of The Flash had "humor" and "heart" but that DC apparently didn't like it, certainly implies that the DC universe will be continuing down the grim-dark path that they began with Man of Steel and have continued on to this day.
On the one hand, it honestly makes sense. While The Flash is traditionally a lighter character than some in the DC universe, with a wit as quick as his feet, if the idea was too humorous it's possible the film wouldn't have felt like it was part of the same universe, something that is key to the shared continuity of the various superhero characters.
On the other hand, just because DC didn't like Rick Famuyiwa's humor and heart, doesn't mean the film would be entirely without it. Perhaps it was just the style of humor that wasn't working for DC and Warner Bros., not the idea of humor itself. All signs have pointed to DC making at least a slight course correction in the tone department, and The Flash would certainly be a good place to do that.
With a release date of March 2018 currently set a director would have to come on board and get up to speed rather quickly in order to be filming in about six months, which would be necessary to meet that date. If The Flash has to be pushed back it could send a ripple of delays through the entire DCEU.
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