Robert Zemeckis, the legendary director behind Back to the Future and other classic 1980’s films, is reportedly in talks to helm the new Flash movie for the DC Comics Cinematic Universe.
Zemeckis has not signed onto the project and discussions are solely in the “meeting” stage. If the iconic director could be brought on to helm the project, this would be an enormous benefit to DC and Warner Bros. The Flash is a hero whose tales mix high adventure with lighthearted humor. Zemeckis fits the role of a director capable of delivering such thematic and narrative results.
The Flash really does need someone to take over the project and steer the film on the right course. The original script has been scrapped and two directors attached to the movie have left. Zemeckis might be able to steer the ship in the direction it needs to go. Sometimes, a very experienced hand is required.
Overall, the behind the scenes situation with the DC Comics film projects is a total disaster. Justice League is not exactly shaping up as planned, The Batman is on hold, the Cyborg film is also not moving ahead as planned, and more.
Damage and blame can be placed at the feet of many people. Playing the proverbial “blame game”, however, does nothing to move the current DC Comics slate of films into production. Nor would continual moaning over the situation lead to any positive results. Instead, it would be a wise idea to get the best talent possible attached to the films. The studio is hardly going to benefit from the series of motion pictures bleeding money due to being stuck in perennial development limbo.
All these holdups positively must be costing DC Comics and Warner a fortune. Hopefully, at least The Flash project will get on track.