Is Robert Zemeckis Already Out Of The Running For Flash?
Of all the current DCEU projects, The Flash seems to be in the most flux. The film has lost two [...]
Of all the current DCEU projects, The Flash seems to be in the most flux. The film has lost two directors, and it seems might have lost a third candidate before talks really even got started.
The talented Robert Zemeckis is the latest director to reportedly be in talks to direct the project. While it isn't known how far talks had actually progressed, he did meet with Warner Bros. It seems though that pairing could already be in danger, as Collider's Steven Weintraub tweeted "no FLASH for him: Universal and DreamWorks Pictures' UNTITLED ROBERT ZEMECKIS PROJECT will be released on Wednesday, November 21, 2018."
The Flash currently has a release date of March 23, 2018, so depending on what the untitled project is he could still work on The Flash in theory. Plus, Warner Bros. has said before that they aren't in any rush to push Flash into production until they've found a suitable director to take the helm. If they feel they've found the right guy for the job, they could always delay The Flash to let him finish his untitled project and then go full gear into DCEU. Hopefully a director announcement isn't too far in the future, otherwise, the Flash project could get sidelined for some time.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with åTeen Titans: The Judas Contract coming first on April 4, 2017. After that it's time for Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018. Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019.
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