‘The Flash’ Screenwriters Comment On Director Rick Famuyiwa

Before the DCEU’s The Flash movie even had a director, Warner Bros. hired The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller to come up with a story for the Ezra Miller-led project. Eventually, Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to direct the Red Streak, but left due to creative differences. Shortly after, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who also happens to be working with Lord and Miller on a Greatest American Hero remake, jumped on board.

During a recent interview with IGN, the duo had nothing but praise for Famuyiwa.


“We work with Rick and have been developing a pilot with him for a little while and are really big fans of his and Dope. I think he’s a rad choice.”


“He’s going to do a great job on it.”

They went on to talk about the general character tone of their Barry Allen, confirming that he will be the main source of comedy in the rather dark DCEU.

“They had that planned for him in the first place,” Miller explained. “That’s why they were talking to us in the first place because that’s how they wanted to go with that character, and I think that’s why they came to us. He brings in new energy. Batman has to be kind of bummed out because his parents died and Superman is already established as a serious person and Wonder Woman’s angry about stuff. Stuff’s happening. But then you’ve got a guy who’s like, ‘Eh, whatever, I run fast!’”

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