Of all the DCEU’s superhero flicks, The Flash has had arguably the bumpiest ride yet.
First, there was the general confusion over why the character of Barry Allen was to be recast when Grant Gustin was doing such a bang-up job on the small screen.
Then, the film lost two directors in a row in the form of Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa.
The LEGO Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller also looked to be in charge of the script at one point, but they eventually moved on to the Han Solo movie and beyond, leaving The Flash behind. As a result, Warner Bros then decided to issue orders for a complete screenplay overhaul at the very start of this year.
Throughout this, attached Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller has just kinda had to shrug off the developments and try to stay positive, even when the release date was knocked back two years.
But now, Warner Bros seem to be knuckling down to make a big screen Flash movie work in their favour, at least if the rumours are to be believed. Screen Junkies have reported that none other than Robert Zemeckis, who has helmed beloved classics like Romancing The Stone, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Back To The Future trilogy, has been meeting with the studio about directing the flm.
This would be a huge boon for Warner Bros and the DCEU in general, and while right now it is just a rumour, we can totally see how Zemeckis’ constantly evolving ability to push the visual envelope would surely be something to witness in the world of Barry Allen.
We’ll bring you more as we have it.
The Flash release date
The Flash was originally supposed to be out next year, but now Warner Bros are heading for the much more realistic year of 2020.