Three directors are currently leading the race to direct The Flash!
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The Flash has experienced a number of development woes over the past few years. The most recent was the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa. Since then, Warner Bros. and DC Films have been searching for someone else to helm the picture, and, now, the search is apparently down to three.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn and Sam Raimi are all in the running to direct The Flash. Zemeckis reportedly met with Warner Bros. and DC Films about the project just a few weeks ago, but this was quickly downplayed by sources as a brief meeting as opposed to serious negotiations.
As I mentioned, The Flash has experienced a number of obstacles since it was first announced back in the fall of 2014. Before losing Famuyiwa, Seth Grahame-Smith was set to write and direct. Following his departure, the studio kept his screenplay, which is currently being rewritten by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe, Joby Harold.
Each of these three directors could be great fits for the movie. Zemeckis is definitely no stranger to big budget films, and his light touch and fun style of filmmaking fit the tone of the character perfectly.
Meanwhile, both Vaughn and Raimi are also skilled directors, who bring superhero hero credits to the race. Vaughn directed 2011’s X-Men: First Class, while Raimi is of course known for directing the original Spider-Man trilogy. In addition to working in the superhero genre, they also have directed fast-paced action films. Vaughn’s work on the Kingsman series is a prime example.
Regardless of who directs, the project would honestly be in good hands with any of these three filmmakers. All three could bring the fresh jolt of energy that this corner of the DC Extended Universe needs.
The film currently has no set release date, and as of right now, its confirmed cast includes Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, and Billy Crudup.