Rumor of the day: Robert Zemeckis being courted to direct big screen Flash

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Feb 26, 2020, 3:48 PM EST (Updated)

Warner Bros. has run into more than a few roadblocks getting The Flash to the big screen, but a new rumor indicates the studio might be eyeing a film legend to get the project back on track.

A new rumor sourced by Screen Junkies claims Robert Zemeckis is in talks to take over the Flash project, which has been without a director ever since director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) left a few months ago. Before that, original director Seth Grahame-Smith exited the project. If Warner Bros. does manage to land Zemeckis, it stands to reason it’d be a coup for the DCEU — and would provide a veteran hand for a project in turmoil.

Zemeckis is likely best known for helming the Back to the Future trilogy, but he’s done a whole lot more than that. He also directed Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express, Forrest Gump, Romancing the Stone and Cast Away. He has a great grasp of humor and drama, and he’s certainly played around in genre material before. He’d be a newcomer to superhero fare, but it’d be fascinating to see what he could do with Barry Allen.

For what it’s worth, some conflicting reports claim Zemeckis merely took a meeting on the project and isn’t actively in talks to take it on (at least, not yet). Regardless, it seems Warner Bros. is at least interested in getting Zemeckis in the DCEU.

What do you think? Would you like to see him take the helm?

(Via Screen Junkies)

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