Deadline is reporting that Sam Taylor Johnson has left Fifty Shades of Grey and will not be directing the sequels.
There has been no confirmation of this, but the statement seems to have come from Sam herself, so it seems to be true.
The only thing I would expect at this point is a tweet from Erika wishing Sam luck.
I thought that Sam did a marvelous job. But, I know that directors often come and go from franchises frequently, so I’m not terribly surprised by this news. And as much as I enjoyed the film and the work that Sam did on it. I am also excited at the prospect of what another director might bring to the franchise it make Fifty Shades Darker even better.
On that note, I wish Sam Taylor Johnson all the luck in her wonderful career. She’s a lovely woman and a fantastic artist too. I hope to see more of her from Hollywood.