Just as we are getting excited for the possibility that George Miller will direct Green Lantern Corp for DC/Warners (here), we now get the news that the Flash is in a bit of a pickle.
According to THR Seth Grahame-Smith, who was directing the DCCU’s Flash movie starring Ezra Miller, is leaving due to “creative differences.”
Green was the writer behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,but had never directed before and was expected to cut his teeth working on Flash.
Now obviously no-one is saying what happened but the timing is unfortunate as it’s fuelling the fire of a lot of the hate aimed towards DC right now, with many already saying it’s further proof that things are falling apart after Batman V Superman (which had a cameo from Miller’s Flash).
But it’s not unusual for movies to lose directors and is probably not a big cause for concern for the studio.
According to the report: “The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo that were once eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.”
The movie was set for March 3rd, 2018 and as of yet that has not changed.
In related news, Birth, Movies, Death are reporting that Green’s leaving will only be the beginning as James Wan is apparently thinking of jumping ship on Aquaman due to the pressure – directing Fast 7 took a lot of of him and apparently he’s unsure he wants the stress.
In addition, they are reporting that Warners and Zack Snyder now have very different visions of what Justice League may be and Snyder may well be leaving too – if not Justice League one, then probably Justice League Two.
While we feel this is a knee-jerk reaction to the critical reception of Batman V Superman, if it turns out to be true, Warners have some major rejigging ahead.