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Shortlist for ‘The Flash’ Directors Includes Legends, Fan Favorites

With Wonder Woman and Justice League set to hit theaters and Aquaman currently in production, it’s time for Warner Bros. to turn its attention to The Flash.

The studio’s first step is to find the perfect director. After a series of meetings, the list has been narrowed down to Matthew Vaughn, Sam Raimi and Robert Zemeckis.

Vaughn made his comic book bones directing X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. which opens Sept. 22.

Raimi jump started the current comic book movie boom with his work on the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy. He is also known as the man behind the Evil Dead franchise.

As the legend behind Back to the Future, Zemeckis is no stranger to sci-fi themed coming of age stories.

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The Flash will make his official introduction to the DCEU in Justice League. He appeared in cameos in Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad. Source: Warner Bros.

While any of these choices would make a brilliant Flash movie, rumors are that Zemeckis is the front-runner. He was previously ruled out due to his scheduling on an upcoming project. However, reports are now saying that Warner Bros. would wait until he is available.

Well of course they would, he’s Robert Zemeckis.

No details are known about what the film’s plot would be, but there have been rumors that Ray Fisher’s Cyborg would appear alongside Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash. And of course Ben Affleck could always show up since he seems to be the DCEU’s glue.

The Flash will next be seen in Justice League Nov. 17.

So are you excited about these choices? Who would you like to direct The Flash?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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