Phil Lord and Chris Miller met with DC about ‘The Flash’ movie during ‘Han Solo’ hiatus

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During their Han Solo movie hiatus, which then transformed into their firing, Phil Lord and Chris Miller met with DC films to discuss The Flash movie. They had previously been attached, then dropped off. Fuck, man. I’m all about them joining the troubled production, and righting that ship.


The galaxy — far away and nearby — was shocked when directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were suddenly fired from Lucasfilm’s Han Solo prequel, with only several weeks left in the production. While Lord and Miller, who had previously directed irreverent comedies like 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, were unlikely choices to helm a major Star Wars blockbuster, they seemed like a good fit — fresh blood to invigorate the old-school approach of Lucasfilm and Disney.

It’s always unfortunate to see talented directors out of work, but according to reports, that may not be long for Lord and Miller. Before leaving the Star Wars spin-off, the directing duo had apparently met with DC Films under Warner Bros. to discuss another troubled blockbuster production: The Flash.

Lord and Miller apparently met with DC Films — which oversees the DC Extended Universe including Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, and the upcoming Justice League — during the production hiatus of Han Solo to discuss the possibility of directing The Flash, according to The Wrap.

Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was once on board to direct, but he fell away from the project as well, and then Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) came on, only to leave the project last year over creative differences. The embattled superhero solo movie has had trouble nailing down a director since. It’s unclear to The Wrap’s sources whether Lord and Miller were already considering leaving Han Solo at the time.

But don’t be so quick to jump to assume we’ll see Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing The Flash — The Wrap also reports that Robert Zemeckis is still considered the frontrunner to helm the superhero movie starring Ezra Miller as the titular speedster.