Rick Famuyiwa has been doing his homework.
Not a week has passed since the Dope director inked a deal to helm The Flash at Warner Bros. – assuming the role left vacant by Seth Grahame-Smith – and already, Famuyiwa has been busy delving into the comic book threads in preparation for the 2018 superhero flick.
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Indeed, after teasing fans with artwork of The Fastest Man Alive, Famuyiwa posted a photo highlighting his own research process for the directing gig via Instagram (thanks, CBM), and among those issues included in the snap are New 52, The Flash: Rebirth and The Flash: The Road to Flashpoint.
Here’s the post in question:
It’s understood that the Warner Bros. offshoot will still maintain elements of Seth Grahame-Smith’s screenplay, and it’s likely Famuyiwa is educating himself on all things Barry Allen as he looks to serve up a solo movie that is at once a sound introduction to Ezra Miller’s character, and a product that stands on its own independent from The CW’s rendition of The Flash.
Despite some stopping and starting, The Flash remains on course for a release on March 16, 2018 when Miller will be taking point as The Fastest Man Alive.