‘The Flash’ Movie Just Lost Its Director

Now what?

It looks like another director has dropped out of yet another superhero movie due to the age-old reason, “creative differences.” You’re probably wondering, what do they mean by creative differences? Really, it’s just an umbrella term for anything the director/creative and studio disagree on.

Today, following Edgar Wright’s departure from “Marvel’s Ant-Man” and Michelle MacLaren’s departure from “Wonder Woman” due to creative differences, writer-director Seth Grahame-Smith has dropped out of directing “The Flash.”

While this is the second time a director has dropped out of DC Comics movie due to creative differences, this isn’t something new for Warner Bros. The studio, and its subsidiaries, have had directors drop out of projects like “It,” “Death Note,” and “Sandman” recently, all due to creative differences. In some cases, those differences have forced the projects to be delayed indefinitely.

“The Flash” was to be the directorial debut of Grahame-Smith who has made a name for himself recently writing novels like “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” both of which have been adapted to the big screen. Some fans believe his exit is a good sign, judging by his past projects, while others are simply disappointed and worried that this will force the studio to delay the movie.

Though Grahame-Smith will no longer be directing “The Flash,” Warner Bros will “retain” his screenplay which is based off a treatment by “Jump Street” writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

“The Flash” stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash who made his debut in the DC Extended Universe in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He actually had one of the most important scenes in the entire movie.

At this point, there is no telling if Grahame-Smith’s exit will delay the movie which is scheduled to release in March 2018. Until then, fans can see The Flash in Snyder’s “Justice League — Part One,” releasing in November 2017.

Source: THR