The Fastest Man Alive's first solo film in the DC Cinematic Universe seems to have hit a speedbump. Seth Grahame-Smith, the director of "The Flash" standalone film starring Ezra Miller, has left the project.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Grahame-Smith stepped down as the director for the eagerly-awaited Warner Bros. film due to "creative differences." The studio, however, will stick to the script he wrote based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
"The Flash" is slated to be released in March 2018; this gives the studio plenty of time to find a new director. Miller's Flash, aka Barry Allen, was introduced in a cameo appearance in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and is now shooting "The Justice League Part One," which will be released next year.
Close on the heels of this report, another rumour surfaced online indicating that "Aquaman" director James Wan may be next in line to depart WB's superhero project. However, as no official confirmation has been made regarding this rumour, it's best to take the following with a pinch of salt.
Birth.Movies.Death have weighed in on Seth Grahame-Smith's decision to depart "The Flash," and it sounds like a lot of big changes are taking place behind the scenes at Warner Bros. with regards to their DC Films.
According to the site, they're now "at odds" with Zack Snyder over "Justice League," and there has been, "Lots of fights between Snyder and the WB execs, and lots of pressure from the studio on Snyder, who is shooting in London." The site also adds, citing sources, that "Wan is feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman...Aquaman needs Wan, and right now Wan is trying to decide if he needs that hassle."