On this episode of the Nerd & Tie Podcast: Bryan Fuller has stepped down as show runner for Star Trek: Discovery, DC’s Flash Movie has lost its second director, Young Justice is actually getting a third season, The Dark Tower is delayed until next summer, Wizard World is cutting back for 2017, Steve Wozniak’s Tokyo Comic Con takes a bad crossplay position (and then reverses it), and actor Ray Park was questioned by police for allegedly assaulting a woman at Super Megafest Comic Con.
Also, we talk a bit about Doctor Strange and the basic formula of lazy writers’ genre shows.
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The DCEU film based on The Flash starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen isn’t exactly having the easiest time making it to screen. Last May saw the departure of the film’s first director Seth Grahame-Smith. A replacement was found though, and the film moved forward into preproduction.
Well, the film has hit another set back now, as Grahame-Smith’s replacement, Rick Famuyiwa, has now left the project as well. Famuyiwa told The Hollywood Reporter:
When I was approached by Warner Bros. and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day […]
I was also excited to work with Ezra Miller, who is a phenomenal young actor. I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humor and heart. While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical and multicultural point of view. I wish Warner Bros., DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.
This is kind of a big deal, because The Flash was supposed to have a March 2018 release date. Replacing the director at this stage has a good chance of changing that, which could alter the entire post-Justice League film release schedule.
I guess we’ll find out.