There seems to be some trouble in the waters over at DC Comics as news is emerging that the big screen adaptation of The Flash has lost it’s director, only six months after signing on.
Citing creative differences, Seth Grahame-Smith jumped on board the DCU film, he’s jumped off after clearly disagreeing with the studio over the creative direction of the project that will see Ezra Miller take on the part of Barry Allen/The Flash.
There’s no denying Warner Bros. Entertainment, who owns DC Comics, has been on edge of late, following the unexpected backlash of it’s biggest film to date, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With studio execs becoming increasingly nervous over the future of their recently launched ‘Justice League‘ franchise, it appears they aren’t taking any chances with creative differences.
Several sources close to the production have stated that Warner Bros. want a more experienced director behind the blockbuster, despite the fact that Seth Grahame-Smith has already penned the script – however, with fact that this film would have marked the writers directional debut in Hollywood, it appears his lack of production knowledge was enough to make the studio neverous.
Not surprising considering the current online petition asking for Batman v Superman visionary Zack Snyder to be removed from the upcoming Justice League films.
With no details regarding directorial replacements for The Flash, or whether Warner Bros. DCU projects will continue ahead as usual, this could be a major and costly blow for the studio in it’s bid to gain back the box office from rival Marvel.