Screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were originally the ones to helm The Flash film, who were also the ones to write the first draft of the story, but due to taking on the Star Wars Han Solo prequel, they had to turn the directing reigns over.
Now Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who Lord and Miller had recently worked with on the pilot for the Greatest American Hero remake series, in an interview with IGN, had a few things to say on Warner Bros. choosing Famuyiwa as director.
“We work with Rick and have been developing a pilot with him for a little while and are really big fans of his and Dope,” said Lord while promoting the duo’s new FOX series Son of Zorn. “I think he’s a rad choice.”
Miller added, “He’s going to do a great job on it.”
The duo also were asked if the scene that was revealed from Justice League with The Flash was something they had bought into their character for the solo film.
“They had that planned for him in the first place,” Miller said. “That’s why they were talking to us in the first place because that’s how they wanted to go with that character, and I think that’s why they came to us.”
“That’s all Ezra,” Lord noted.
“He brings in new energy,” said Miller. “Batman has to be kind of bummed out because his parents died and Superman is already established as a serious person and Wonder Woman’s angry about stuff. Stuff’s happening. But then you’ve got a guy who’s like, ‘Eh, whatever, I run fast!'”
This also goes to show that the lighter tone of these films were always a plan for the DC Extended Universe, despite the numerous news sites claiming otherwise. It also shows how well they understand the different characters and how their tonal differences can work together.
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