Rumor: Robert Zemeckis In The Running To Direct The DCEU’s The Flash


Multiple sources claim Robert Zemeckis is in the running to direct the DCEU’s The Flash.

Via Screen Junkies, we have news that Robert Zemeckis is in the running to direct the DC Extended Universe’s The Flash. There’s no real confirmation yet, but Screen Junkies reports that “multiple sources” are claiming this.

If this is true, it’ll definitely be a breath of fresh air for the fledgling DCEU franchise—especially for The Flash. The film has already lost two previous directors—Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa—both over creative differences with the studio.

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The DCEU has been pretty dark and dank so far, and fans have been worried that the Flash—a usually bright and optimistic character—would not be translated to the big screen correctly. With rumors of Zemeckis’s possible joining, fans are starting to see the light (pun intended) at the end of the tunnel.

Zemeckis is actually a perfect choice. His Back to the Future franchise of the 1980s was both a critical and box-office success that went on to become a cultural phenomenon. And Forrest Gump (1994)—another equally famous film—garnered multiple Academy Awards, including one for Zemeckis’s directing. On top of the accolades, most of Zemeckis’s films have a great balance of humor, adventure, thrills, and wonder—everything the Scarlet Speedster is know for. Check out Screen Junkies’ full chat about the rumor:

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Justice League—Official Synopsis

"Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions."

Justice League has a United States release date of November 17, 2017

It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and Michael McElhatton and Julian Lewis Jones in unspecified roles.