According to a THR exclusive posted on April 29, 2016, the DC Comics Extended Universe big-screen version of The Flash has just lost its director.
THR’s Borys Kit reports that Seth Grahame-Smith – best known as the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – has left the Warner Bros. film due to “creative differences.” The Flash is set to star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and is scheduled for a March 16, 2018 release date.
Let’s be honest: did we really want that guy to direct the first feature film of The Flash (oh, yeah, I forgot to mention: it would have been his first directing credit)?
So take this as good news. Unfortunately, Grahame-Smith still had a run at the script, working off a treatment by geniuses Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) – who were originally tapped to direct the film until they were offered the Star Wars Han Solo anthology film gig.
While THR reports that The Flash film will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, it would not be surprising if whoever comes in as director reworks it.
Following THR’s Flash report, a rather presumptuous posting on Birth Movies Death suggested that so-called “reliable sources” have revealed that James Wan – the man tapped to direct the Khal Drogo (Jason Mamoa) Aquaman film – was “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation” about the project. This news appears to be false, as Wan tweeted sometime after the rumors surfaced:
While the tweet is not a definitive confirmation that Wan is still attached to Aquaman, it does seem like a pretty good indication that he’s not going anywhere.
Aquaman is scheduled to release on July 27, 2018.