Deadline has confirmed that Dope director Rick Famuyiwa will direct DC Comics’ film adaption of The Flash, one of the many upcoming entries in DC’s Extended Universe film franchise.
The news confirms a report posted last week via Batman-News.com that Famuyiwa had landed a job with DC Films. It brought the attention of comic book fans when he began following Twitter several accounts associated with DC Films, including DC Comics, Geoff Johns (head of DC Films), Wonder Woman (film), Gal Gadot, Suicide Squad (film), Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa.
Today, Deadline confirmed that Famuyiwa is indeed in the DC Film fold, taking over the directing duties for Director/Writer Seth Grahame-Smith. Weeks after the mixed reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Grahame-Smith left the Flash project over “creative differences.”
Despite the change at director, Warner Bros/DC Films still plan to use Grahame-Smith’s script, which is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie).
This is a big break for Famuyiwa, who is currently experiencing an Emmy Buzz for his directing work on the HBO Drama Confirmation.
The Flash stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and is set to release on March 16, 2018.