Ezra Miller opened up about what he thinks of Rick Famuyiwa’s departure from the upcoming DC Comics film, “The Flash.”
In an interview with Nerdist, Miller — who plays the title role in the movie — admitted that he’s sad to see the project lose another director. “[I feel] sad, a little sad.” Miller said. “[I] love Rick, but [I’m] super grateful for all the work he has done.”
Famuyiwa, who is best known for writing and directing the 2015 crime dramedy film “Dope,” announced that he was stepping down as the director of “The Flash” due to creative differences with the film’s studio, Warner Bros.
“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,” Famuyiwa said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter last month. “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.”
Famuyiwa isn’t the first director to leave “The Flash.” He was actually tapped to helm the movie after Seth Grahame-Smith — who wrote the script and was attached to direct — departed from the project due to “creative differences,” according to Deadline.
While this series of shake-ups might seem alarming for some DC fans, Miller said that he isn’t really worried about the future of the film.
“I trust these processes,” the 24-year-old actor told Nerdist. “I think from a distance, observing the processes of a production of the film can seem … interpersonal, or dramatic. But it’s actually just these are groups of people working to make a piece of art together. And you know, things work out. Things don’t work out. I definitely feel like ultimately things will work out. I’m extremely excited about ‘The Flash.’”
“It’s funny [because] we’ve had sort of this tragic relay race of the passing of the baton of this project. But it feels like each person who has won the race has brought something really special to it, which I think will ultimately be in the work we create,” Miller added.
“The Flash” was originally set for a release date of March 16, 2018, but given Famuyiwa’s exit, the film’s opening date will likely be pushed back.