DC only has one film coming out next year so far which is Aquaman, but for every other core Justice League character, we don’t seem to know much else about their respective films. With The Flash being a film that’s gone through as many directors as Kim Kardashian has had butt shots, like her ass, the film has turned into mush in the eyes of it’s fans.
To salvage that possible dilemma of not having a director, DC seems to be looking at the biggest and most notable names they can find. The top three candidates so far have been Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 1&2), and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future).
While these names all make viable sense for a property like the Flash, it almost seems too good a match. Of course, that’s being selfish simply because a name like Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) was a director that I think I and fans were most intrigued and excited for, but due to apparent creative differences Famuyiwa left the project. Of the three we have seem reported, obviously Matthew Vaughn excites me the most. His work on comic book films in the past have all been successes and his style and sense of humor works perfectly for the Flash. Raimi would have been my second choice if the recent updates on this report didn’t reveal that Raimi has turned down the gig which leaves Zemeckis, a director who has given us some of the most iconic films of the 80’s and 90’s.
I like Zemeckis as a director and we’ve never seen him take on a comic book film, but at the same time, his last few films while high in quality overall, have not been major successes nor brought people in to see his films which is no fault of his, but it makes me trepidatious to say the least. If they do go with either Vaughn or Zemeckis, I would not be upset, but I selfishly want Vaughn to hold out for that Man of Steel sequel he wants to do so badly. Regardless of what he signs on for, Vaughn needs to direct a DC film and Zemeckis should seriously be considered for other properties as well.
Other reports thanks to Entertainment Weekly, have stated that Warner Bros. is willing to wait for Zemeckis to direct after his untitled Steve Carell drama which means they aren’t too concerned with bringing Flash onto the silver screen beyond his role in Justice League.