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"Dope" Director Set To Helm "The Flash"

Warner Bros has tapped the vet to lead the DC Comics franchise.

The Flash film should be pretty "Dope."

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has selected Rick Famuyiwa to direct "The Flash" movie, which is slated for a theatrical release in 2018.

Famuyiwa is best known for his comedy/coming-of-age films "The Wood" and the Sundance favorite "Dope," but it's his recent HBO drama Confirmation that has the director receiving some Emmy buzz as of late.

Before the announcement, the Scarlet Speedster's solo outing had been the talk of the Tinseltown following Seth Grahame-Smith's sudden departure—in which he was set to make his directorial debut and ultimately chose not to, citing "creative differences."

Until Famuyiwa rolls cameras on the mega-budget adventure, The Flash will next be seen in Zack Snyder's DC Comics hopeful blockbuster "Justice League Part One," which follows the character's cinematic debut in this year's "Batman V Superman."

The news surrounding the development of "The Flash" follows Ben Affleck revealing tidbits about his solo Batman adventure and the new marketing promotions for this summer’s "Suicide Squad."

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