The Flash Is Filming An Episode Penned By X-Men: First Class, Thor Screenwriter

It looks like The Flash’s third season is taking a few notes from its last. After all, CW has [...]

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It looks like The Flash's third season is taking a few notes from its last. After all, CW has confirmed they're bringing back Kevin Smith to direct another episode this season after having worked on "The Runaway Dinosaur." Praised as one of the season's best episodes, Smith's work quieted naysayers who were unsure if the filmmaker's style would suit the show. And, recently, Grant Gustin teased fans by saying The Flash was also bringing back an acclaimed screenwriter from its second season.

Zack Stentz will be returning to the show to write episode #305, "Monster." Gustin shared the update via Twitter earlier today. Uploading a photo of the episode's script, Gustin wrote, "Our @VancouverDP is directing an episode written by the brilliant @MuseZack. Kim deserves it and he's gonna kill it." Kim Miles, a Vancouver-based cinematographer, will be overseeing Stentz's episode as director.

Some fans are already voicing their disappointment now that they know Stentz's episode won't be handled by Smith. The two's partnership worked wonders last season with "The Runaway Dinosaur," leaving fans to fret over the separation. But, still, fans seem to be excited that Stentz returned at all. Gustin's tweet as been shared hundreds of time already by fans who say they "can't wait" to see the episode. Of course, Stentz's fans already knew he'd be returning as the screenwriter told San Diego Comic Con attendees the good news himself.

Unsurprisingly, CW is keeping tight-lipped about the episode's story line, but Gustin's tweet confirms "Monster" is currently in production. If fans are lucky, they might just get to see Stentz's take on Gorilla Grodd. Even though the character was sent to Gorilla City last season, producer Andrew Kreisberg told Collider he'd like the show to tackle the story.

"I would liken the Gorilla City thing to Ra's al Ghul. You know, you hear about 'the man from Nanda Parbat' in [Arrow] Season 1, and 'the man who showed Malcolm the way,' and then you met Nyssa, then in Season 3 you met Ra's. So, it's a long-term thing," he said.

If you're unfamiliar with Stentz, you'll likely recognize his work. The writer is no stranger to superhero fanfare as he's worked on screenplays for X-Men: First Class and Thor. Currently, Stentz is attached to the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. And, what's more, Stentz stands as one of The Flash's consulting producers. So, really, it was only a matter of time before fans were given a sneak-peek into how else Stentz would be involved with the show.