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Ezra Miller dedicated to The Flash after second director's exit

Actor Ezra Miller is confident production on his upcoming The Flash movie will continue "marching forth" despite the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa.

The Dope filmmaker was recruited in June (16) to take over from Seth Grahame-Smith, but Rick exited the comic book adaptation last week (31Oct16), citing "creative differences" with studio heads.


Now Ezra, who will star as the speedy superhero and his alter ego Barry Allen, has expressed his disappointment at losing another director, but is adamant it will all come together in due course.


"We're marching forth," he tells Entertainment Tonight. "It's unfortunate. I'm sad because I love Rick, but what can you do? This is how these things go. I'm so devoted to this work and so devoted to the process.


"I trust ultimately that things work out the way they're meant to," he adds.


A replacement for Rick has yet to be announced, but the film is still scheduled to hit movie theaters in March, 2018.


Billy Crudup was recently added to the cast to play Barry's father, while Kiersey Clemons landed the role of journalist and love interest Iris West.


While fans wait for The Flash standalone film, they will have to be content with smaller glimpses of the superhero: Ezra suited up for a brief appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and also had a tiny cameo in Suicide Squad.


He will also feature in director Zack Snyder's Justice League movie next year (17), and Ezra admits being a part of the DC Comics film franchise is "unbelievably exciting".


"It's really so much fun. It's such an unbelievable license to play," he says. "The character creates so many opportunities for exploration of all sorts of things: physics, the mind, humor, trauma. There's a lot of source material, so it sort of feels endless - how deep you can plunge. Any fan of The Flash knows what I'm talking about."