Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn and Sam Raimi in the Running to Direct The Flash


It was rumored a while back that Robert Zemeckis had a meeting with Warner Bros. to discuss directing The Flash and then revealed that it was for another film.

Now it looks like there might have been some talks as Variety’s Justin Kroll is reporting Robert Zemeckis is in the running to direct The Flash. First, however he is looking to start his next film for Universal.

Matthew Vaughn is also in the running and like Zemeckis has prior commitments that could cause him to not get the job as a third Kingsman film is in early development. Vaughn has also been rumored to be in the running for Man of Steel 2, but no confirmation has come from that either.

Both filmmakers are well-known in their fields, with Zemeckis having made the Time Traveling trilogy Back to the Future and the special effects masterpiece Who Framed Roger Rabbit, both of which make him perfect for the job as the director for The Flash.

Matthew Vaughn has had his own resume that makes him perfect with comic book action films such as Kick Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. He also renewed the interest in the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class.

Warner Bros. also has a few others in mind but no names were given as the studio wants to get The Flash filming by the end of this year.

The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed this news as well as adding that Sam Raimi is also in the running to direct and like Vaughn is no stranger to action packed superhero films, with the Spider-Man trilogy under his belt.

Raimi was also once in talks to direct a Batman film in the 80’s before it went to Tim Burton and he created the character of Darkman as a result, showing he is a huge fan of the genre.

Source: Variety

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