The duo met about the possibility of directing “The Flash” after Rick Famuyiwa left the project over creative differences last year, according to multiple individuals familiar with the project. It was unclear whether they were already considering an exit from the “Han Solo” project.
The two said in a statement Tuesday that they were leaving the “Star Wars” spinoff over creative differences.
“Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis is currently the frontrunner to direct the DC Film’s “The Flash,” one of the insiders told TheWrap.
The film, starring Ezra Miller as the titular speedy superhero, would mark a return to the world of sci-fi-infused fantasy for the “Back to the Future” director, known for blending emotional stories with top-notch visual effects.
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Lord and Miller originally wrote a treatment for “The Flash” back in 2015, but were never attached to direct the superhero pic about the Scarlet Speedster.
“The Flash” is a superhero whose incredible speed allows him to time travel. The character is going to be a part of Zack Snyder‘s “Justice League.” He debuted in last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Representatives for Lord and Miller declined to comment for this story.