Moviegoers received a speedy first look at Ezra Miller’s Flash earlier this year during BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE before the character will make his full introduction in 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE PART 1. However, production for the character’s solo film might have to slow down as director Seth Grahame-Smith has departed from the project.
The reasoning behind Smith’s departure was cited as “creative differences,” with the exact nature of these differences left to our imagination. According to Birth.Movies.Death, FLASH might not be the only film currently undergoing changes in the aftermath of BATMAN V. SUPERMAN. The site is reporting multiple sources who state that James Wan is facing severe trepidation about his AQUAMAN film.
The FLASH solo film was set to be Smith directorial debut. The film will move forward with the script written by Smith, which was written off of a treatment by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. It has been confirmed that FLASH will not be an origin story.
This all stems back to Warner Bros. surprised reaction towards the negative reception of BATMAN V. SUPERMAN. Birth.Movies.Death also states that WB. executives are unhappy with Snyder over his vision for the JUSTICE LEAGUE and the rest of the DC universe moving forward. WB has announced a line up of superhero film up until 2020, but few of the projects currently have a creative team behind them. While films like JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN are stuck, its not to late to change the direction for future films like FLASH and GREEN LANTERN.
FLASH is scheduled to open on 16th March, 2018.