After Rick Famuyiwa became the second director to depart “The Flash” over creative differences this past October, new reports indicate that “Back to the Future” director Robert Zemeckis might be in talks to helm the film featuring Central City’s Scarlet Speedster.
The news was first reported by ScreenJunkies, via the site’s YouTube page, where they claim that they’ve heard from multiple sources that Zemeckis is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to pick up where Famuyiwa left off. However, it’s important to remember that “in talks” doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is set in stone, and that the studio isn’t still meeting with other directors to possibly board the project. Should they decide to go with Zemeckis, though, it seems like it’d be a natural fit, given the director’s sci-fi, visual effects and storytelling expertise.
While “The Flash” is currently scheduled for a March 16, 2018 release, it’s unclear if Famuyiwa’s October departure and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” scribe Joby Harold’s overhaul of the film’s script have altered the target.
“The Flash’s” cast includes Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) as the Scarlet Speedster, Kiersey Clemons — who previously worked on “Dope” with Famuyiwa — as Iris West, Billy Crudup (“Watchman”) as Barry Allen’s father, Henry Allen, and Ray Fisher (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) as Cyborg.