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The Flash finds its director in Dope's Rick Famuyiwa

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First big blockbuster for the director

Warner Bros. has tapped director Rick Famuyiwa, best known for his Sundance hit, Dope, to helm the Ezra Miller-led superhero movie, The Flash.

The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the film, but he stepped away after citing creative differences. The Flash is the newest installment in DC's cinematic universe, following Zack Snyder's disappointing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Wonder Woman stand-alone film.

Miller, who plays the titular character, had a brief cameo in Batman v Superman, but will make his big screen debut as part of The Justice League  — Part One next year. There was a bit of controversy over Miller's casting when it was first announced from fans of Grant Gustin, the actor who plays the superhero on The CW's weekly Flash series. Since then, however, both Gustin and Miller have addressed the concerns, with the latter arguing this would be a much different version than what fans of the TV show were used to.

The Flash is set to be released on March 16, 2018.