First Time Director Seth Grahame-Smith Officially Departs 'The Flash' Movie

By Matt O.

Warner Brothers' DC Extended Universe has hit another major snag in the wake of the poorly received Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that The Flash stand-alone film has officially lost its director Seth Grahame-Smith due to "creative differences". Get some of the finer details from THR's report below.

Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the Warner Bros. project due to “creative differences,” THR has learned.

Grahame-Smith, the author and screenwriter of such works as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was to have made his directorial debut on the project based on the iconic DC Entertainment scarlet-speedster superhero.

The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo who once were eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.

The Flash already has a release date — March 16, 2018 — and a star, Ezra Miller, who’s portraying the classic hero known as “the fastest man alive.” There is plenty of time for the studio to find a director.

Miller’s Flash, aka Barry Allen, was introduced in a cameo appearance in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is now shooting The Justice League Part One, which will be released in the fall of 2017.

Grahame-Smith still remains involved in other Warners projects. He is a writer on the studio’s Lego Batman Movie and is working on Beetlejuice 2.

Interesting news, right? While many people are looking at this as a huge loss for Warner Bros., I'm not one of those people. With the film still two years away from its scheduled released date in the Spring of 2018, there is plenty of time for Warner Bros. to find another director. Most likely a more experienced and capable director.

With something like The Flash, a film property that could be both beloved by fans and a mega box office money maker for the studio. A more established slightly visionary director is or should be the goal.

The idea of risking the entire Flash movie franchise and a good size portion of the DC Cinematic Universe on a first time director like Seth Grahame-Smith was a huge mistake from the initial announcement. Someone who's writing credits (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) are also mediocre at best, to say it politely, just never made any sense.

This is the right move for the studio and for Grahame-Smith, and hopefully now the studio can find a director that fits the project and the DCEU a whole lot better and has some experience. Warner Bros. got lucky with this break-up.......very...........very lucky.

So what do you guys and gals think? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. Who do you think should direct The Flash film?

The Flash is set to hit theaters on March 16th, 2018.