What a great bit of breaking news for the night! The Flash is definitely one of my favorite comic book character of all time and I am glad people have been shown a glimpse as to why I like him so much via the television show. The fastest man alive, “The Scarlett Speedster”, whatever you prefer to call him, he is fast and he is exciting, and that is what director Rick Famuyiwa will bring to the DC hero.
Famuyiwa brought one of the best films of 2015 with his homage to hip-hop and people who don’t fit in with the film Dope which he wrote and directed. The USC graduate and veteran film maker definitely can bring a kinetic energy to the film which is definitely needed for a guy who needs to wear a friction proof suit with lightening bolts all over it.
His credits include some of the more beloved urban and black films of the late 90’s and early 2000’s which he was able to recall parts of his life he knew well when growing up in Inglewood California with themes that include friends and family. These aren’t details that should be ignored just because his films have all been smaller in scale than a film like The Flash because those are two elements of The Flash that make him who he is.
When Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of books and films like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter are attached to films like The Flash, I get concerned, but this brings a whole new level of validity to the project and shoots up to my more anticipated DC films alongside Aquaman and Wonder Woman. The film will still use Seth Grahame-Smith’s script which was apparently good enough to still use, but the big change is that he won’t make his directorial debut with this film.
It should also be noted that Marvel and DC/WB seem to be making an effort to find talented minority film makers for their respective properties which will always help shift the culture and increase minority film makers into more prominent roles in Hollywood.