Flash Director Leaves over Creative Differences

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#1 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/the-flash-loses-director-rick-famuyiwa-1201905032/

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#2 Posted by Sawed_Off_It (13571 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

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#3 Posted by Asgaard (4570 posts) - - Show Bio

Déjà vu...

Seth Grahame-Smith was attached to direct the superhero film starring Ezra Miller, but is leaving over "creative differences."

Sources close to both Famuyiwa and the studio say creative differences forced the split.

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#4 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Was hoping this was some kind of Halloween joke.

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#5 Posted by Asgaard (4570 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably also means a new release date for The Flash and the Batman solo movie being released around this time period... The first movie after the JL (April/March 2018)

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#6 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh well.

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#7 Posted by darkonast (989 posts) - - Show Bio

he still is overseeing the project tho , still in charge of casting and others , he apparently left a while ago , like mid-late september

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#8 Posted by Black_Arrow (10296 posts) - - Show Bio

Good, I wasn't to exited by what he brought to the table.

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#9 Posted by StormShadow_X (17457 posts) - - Show Bio

eh

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#10 Posted by PayneInTheAss (12454 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#11 Posted by Green_Tea (10683 posts) - - Show Bio

Not gonna lie, this has me worried, whatever direction they take with Flash could be disastrous. We all know what happened when the studio forced their hands in SS after seeing the not so positive reviews of BvS.

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#12 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13388 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that blows 😕

Was interested to see his take/direction on the character.

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#13 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36981 posts) - - Show Bio

Weird...and troubling...

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#14 Posted by PayneInTheAss (12454 posts) - - Show Bio

Was this because of Geoff Johns?

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#15 Posted by Black_Claw (3375 posts) - - Show Bio

First Deadpool 2 now this? I'm really starting to get concerned.

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#16 Posted by the_stegman (40390 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm less concerned about him leaving and more about why. I hope WB isn't doing MORE course correction.

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#17 Posted by The_Kidd (12525 posts) - - Show Bio

What happened to the director driven DCEU Synder spoke about? Well at least this better than releasing a film that got mutilated in the editing room.

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#18 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13388 posts) - - Show Bio

Makes member nervous for James Wan now, from what Inhear he has some pretty fantastical ideas and vision for Aquaman. I wonder if the direction WB's wants with the DCEU is a more "manufactured" or "safe" for a lack of a better term movie-verse? I do like the fact Warners seems to be listening to fans/critics and is trying to course correct with their product, but I'm concerned the direction they may be headed takes away TOO much from the directors separate artistic vision for these characters. The DCEU was suppose to be a giant sandbox for the different directors to play in and add something they bring to the table within the confines of a shared movie-verse, but after what's transpired over the past few years it seem like instead of a sandbox they're headed towards an assembly line

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#19 Posted by jumpstart55 (11025 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Same thing happen with Edgar Wright and Antman.....And we all know how well that situation turned out.
  • I have faith in the DCEU...You can mess but so many times before you get it right..And i think DCEU is going to start turning things around with Wonder Women...
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#20 Posted by FirestormFate1919 (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a fan of his or anything, but this still isn't good news. What the DCEU needs is stability. They're making good money and they've got a nice fan base (I thought MoS and SS were great, with BvS being flawed but enjoyable) but they don't have that same assurance of a good product that Marvel does. Stuff like creative differences and Studio conflicts is exactly what drug down parts of BvS and Suicide Squad. They've gotta get out a complete, stable movie.

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#21 Posted by SaintWildcard (22044 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm less concerned about him leaving and more about why. I hope WB isn't doing MORE course correction.

Since BvS they wanna add 20% more humor into all other movies. Maybe they wanted even more jokes in what was most likely already full of them since it was written by the Lord and Miller

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#22 Posted by the_stegman (40390 posts) - - Show Bio

@saintwildcard: I honestly can't figure out what they did that was so bad that they and the director couldn't come to a compromise.

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#23 Edited by the_stegman (40390 posts) - - Show Bio

@mazahs117: I feel like they will leave Wan alone. They've worked with him before and he's turned out great films for them.

To lose him would be disastrous.

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#24 Posted by LilTWill2000 (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Studio interference is ***** huh?

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#25 Posted by Deathstroke52 (7006 posts) - - Show Bio

DC/WB's incompetence is getting very annoying.

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#26 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13388 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I hope so. I mean Flash has lost it's second director at this point which is kinda crazy, thank god Patty finished Wondy already or she might've got whacked too. After the sh!t they pulled with Ayers Suicide Squad and now this, I wouldn't put anything past them.

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#27 Posted by Revan- (7959 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess he wanted to make a good movie and WB wanted those shitty cashgrabs so they can squeeze as much cash as they can from their fans

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#28 Posted by Helloman (30115 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's movies just keep on having bad news. I can only hope for the best.

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#29 Posted by deactivated-5d2b83d5a0d79 (12104 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh-oh