Following their success with the “21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie” franchises, there’s little doubt that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are pretty much amongst the most in-demand directors in Hollywood these days.
Having essentially launched the LEGO Cinematic Universe for Warner Bros. Pictures, it comes as little surprise that Meet the Movie Press is reporting that the studio hopes to get the pair for one of their DC Cinematic Universe properties – specially 2018’s “The Flash” starring Ezra Miller.
There’s a problem though. Sony Pictures is also said to be pursuing them to direct their second “Ghostbusters” movie which would go alongside Paul Feig’s all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot. The report says:
“We’ve heard a bit of a tug of war going on between Warner Bros. and Sony, which would like the same two directors for one of its big franchise movies. If Warner Bros. wanted them for The Flash, and Sony wanted them for a Ghostbusters movie, which would Lord and Miller do?”
At last report, the second “Ghostbusters” film would reportedly star Channing Tatum and was seeking Joe Russo and Anthony Russo to direct. The Russo’s are now likely out though due to their “Avengers: Infinity War” filming commitments.
Lord and Miller are slated to produce a bunch of films in the near future, but the pair have not yet announced what project they intend to direct next.