Search for new director is on as Seth Grahame-Smith leaves ‘The Flash’

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As the DC Cinematic Universe looks forward to some of its upcoming solo films, it looks as if one of those films has just gone back to square one. The Hollywood Reporter has found out that director Seth Grahame-Smith has officially left The Flash. Seth Grahame-Smith was hired to write and make his directorial debut with the film, but ultimately left because of “creative differences.” Grahame-Smith’s screenplay will be used for the film.

Grahame-Smith is the second director to leave the project as Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) originally intended to direct the feature but left to work on the Han Solo spin-off film. Instead, the duo crafted a story treatment and later Seth Grahame-Smith took over as director and writer. Grahame-Smith’s previous works include Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterPride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.

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Directors leave over creative differences all the time, that’s just how it goes in Hollywood. However, when directors seem to leave comic book movies, things tend to be magnified quite a bit. It happened with Marvel twice with Patty Jenkins and Thor: The Dark World and again with Edgar Wright and Ant-Man. Conspiracy theorists thought that this was the end of Marvel’s run and that “no one wants to work at Marvel.” How wrong they were. Let’s just hope that things happen the same way on the DC front as they need all the good publicity that they can get after the lukewarm response by critics and moviegoers to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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The Flash speeds into theaters on March 16, 2018.

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