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Earlier this week, DC fans were stunned by the news that The Flash has lost its second director in less than a year. On the LOS FANBOYS Podcast Tuesday, we mused that it’s only a matter of time before we find out that the film’s March 16, 2018 release date is going to get delayed. 

It would appear we weren’t alone.

A reporter for the extremely reliable entertainment news outlet Variety tweeted that it’s looking like production for The Flash will likely get bumped from January to fall of 2017, which obviously means that it won’t be ready for March of 2018. The reporter warns that no official announcement has been made, but they’re hearing that the delay is imminent. 

This should come as no surprise, of course. And if they do delay it, it would be to the studio’s credit. While the whole situation is likely a tough pill for Warner Bros. to swallow, they likely would rather learn from the mistakes made by other studios than dare repeat them. Just think about X-Men: The Last Stand. When faced with a similar predicament- a director departing two months before principal photography was set to start- Fox opted to push forward anyway. They hired Brett Ratner, and the rest was history. That film ended up being a black eye for the studio, and Warner Bros. would be wise to give whoever the new The Flash director ends up being ample time to prepare the film. 

As always, keep it tuned right here for all the latest on The Flash, as well as all of your favorite fanboy properties! 

SOURCE: Twitter