THE FLASH Getting Page-One Rewrite
After losing Dope director Rick Famuyiwa over “creative differences” in October, The Flash is now being completely rewritten. Variety broke the news. Famuyiwa himself replaced Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the original screenplay and who was set to direct before his own creative differences resulted in a departure from the project. On hold and in search of a director, The Flash is reportedly being taken in a different direction, turning to Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) to replace Famuyiwa’s latest draft.
According to sources, Warner Brothers executives disagreed with “where [Famuyiwa] had taken the script.” The titular speedy hero will be portrayed by Ezra Miller, who previously made cameo appearances as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Kiersey Clemons is attached to star as Iris West, longtime love interest of Barry Allen, while Billy Crudup will play Allen’s father. Miller’s Justice League co-star, Ray Fisher – who plays cybernetically-enhanced superhero Cyborg – was said to be included in The Flash, but a page-one rewrite could mean discontinuing that angle. It’s looking like The Flash isn’t likely to meet its July 27th, 2018 release date, but Justice League arrives November 17th.