Back in April, The Flash movie lost director Seth Grahame-Smith when he reportedly clashed with Warner Bros. over creative differences. Since then, we’ve heard that the studio have been looking for a more experienced filmmaker, but they’ve now made a rather unexpected choice in the form of Dope director Rick Famuyiwa. Some fans guessed he might be involved over the weekend when he suddenly started following a bunch of DC Twitter accounts.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote a treatment for The Flash which Grahame-Smith then turned into a screenplay, and the only confirmed cast member so far is Ezra Miller as the Fastest Man Alive (he’ll soon be seen in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

Famuyiwa received rave reviews for Sundance hit Dope and is getting some serious Emmy buzz for helming Confirmation, an HBO drama starring Kerry Washington. While he may seem like an unexpected choice to take on a big superhero movie like The Flash, this is quite an inspired direction to go in, but what made Warner Bros. settle on this particular director?

According to Deadline, “WB is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes that started with Batman V Superman, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the starting gate with.” It sounds like they have a clear vision for where to take The Flash then…