The Flash Movie Has A Dope New Director

Rick Famuyiwa signs on to the DC's slickest solo project.

The Flash
Warner Bros.

After Seth Grahame-Smith left The Flash, rumours of turbulence among the DC Extended Universe projects began to rumble - particularly as Grahame-Smith reportedly left over those notorious "creative differences" you hear so much about.

But Warner Bros have moved quickly to hire a replacement as the latest step in the creative shake-up that has seen Geoff Johns promoted, Charles Roven ousted and big changes behind the scenes. The man chosen to step into Grahame-Smith's shoes is Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, whose profile has leapt up in light of that film's reception.

Deadline confirmed the hire, which will see Famuyiwa take on the existing Flash script (which was described as a buddy movie centre on Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg). They say he was hired because his vision "would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the starting gate with."

So does that mean we can expect a move away from the relentless darkness of Batman v Superman? Let's hope so.

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