THE FLASH Movie Delayed Due To Director's Departure?

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The departure of director Rick Famuyima could have a cascade effect for other problems for Warner Bros.'s The Flash, according to Variety's Justin Kroll. The film writer tweeted a report that the director's sudden departure could delay the filming of the Ezra Miller-led film until late 2017, which could in turn delay the planned March 16, 2018 release date. The reporter did say, however that Kiersey Clemons, who was cast to play Iris West in The Flash film, has already filmed a cameo for Zack Snyder's 2017 Justice League film.

"FLASH updates: Nothing clear but have heard its very possible this moves to a fall '17 shoot and likely pushing release but nothing official," tweeted Kroll. "Also lot of you asking about Clemons, she did shoot a cameo in [Justice League] and has a deal to play [Iris West], so she's not going anywhere. If she somehow did fall out, WB could just cut that scene since [Justice League] similar to when Sony cut Shailene Woodley's scenes in [Amazing Spider-Man 2]."

Speculation about Clemons possibly dropping is based on her working relationship with Famuyima, who cast her in his film Dope.

The Flash is currently scheduled for release March 16, 2018.

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