With directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller now out of the “Han Solo” spin-off film at Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures, an obvious question that suddenly arises is – what will they do next?
One idea is that the pair will take over the helm of “The Flash” movie in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. The pair were in contention to direct two years ago and reportedly did the film’s story treatment but opted out of helming when “Han Solo” came along.
The project has effectively stalled since then with several involved coming and going. Rick Famuyiwa left the project and since then a few names have been mentioned as potential replacement candidates, most notably Robert Zemeckis.
Today, The Wrap reports that the pair actually met with DC Films during the production hiatus of “Han Solo” a few months ago – shortly after Famuyiwa’s departure. It’s unclear if Lord & Miller were already considering an exit from “Han Solo” at the time.
Ezra Miller is slated to play the speedy superhero, reprising his role from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and the upcoming “Justice League” film, and will be joined by Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.
“Justice League” opens in cinemas in November, “The Flash” film currently doesn’t have a release date.