It was just a few weeks ago that WB had parted ways with first-time filmmaker Seth Grahame-Smith for their upcoming feature film version of The Flash. Some had thought perhaps the project was in a major tailspin, but in the wake of Geoff Johns and Jon Berg being named the co-leads of DC Films, more good news is breaking for the studio as they’ve brought on Rick Famuyiwa, the filmmaker behind the Sundance hit Dope, to right the ship.
Famuyiwa will helm the film working off of Grahame-Smith’s script, which was borne out of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Ezra Miller, who debuted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as this iteration of Barry Allen/The Flash, will reprise his role.
David Ayer, Patty Jenkins, James Wan, Ben Affleck, and now Rick Famuyiwa all makes for a pretty great line-up, hopefully with Johns and Berg overseeing everything, we’ll start to get the DCU on-screen that’ll please all-comers.
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