According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the scarlet-speedster project due to “creative differences.” Grahame-Smith, who was the screenwriter of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was suppose to make his directorial debut with this movie. However, with his departure he will only be receiving a screenwriter credit, having already penned a draft of the movie.
The Flash has a release date of March 16, 2018 and will be staring Ezra Miller as “the fastest man alive.” So while it never sounds good to have a director leave a project they still have a lot of time to find a new director. Also, looking at the resume of Grahame-Smith I am not too broken up about his departure. I do not doubt that he can make good movies, but after the critical failure of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. can not afford another flop, so getting a more seasoned director for such a beloved property would be the better idea. However, this story seemed to have started up the rumor mill in other places.
With this story came rumors being reported from many sites that Aquaman director James Wan was to be having problems with the Warner Bros. executives and was leaving is directorial position as well. This would have been terrible, because unlike Grahame-Smith, Wan has a stellar resume consisting of directing The Conjuring, Saw, and Furious 7 – and to point out was dealing with the impossible position of creating Furious 7 in the middle of Paul Walker‘s untimely death. Proving that Wan is capable of handling impossible pressure and still creating a very entertaining movie.
Thankfully, to debunk this rumor Wan took to his Twitter, tweeting out a picture of himself in front of a picture of Aquaman seemingly confirming he is still hard at work on the project. You can see the picture he tweeted out below!
Aquaman set to be released July 27th, 2018. Wan just finished up with The Conjuring 2 and I’m sure is jumping right into post production for Aquaman.