Along With Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn Is In Talks For ‘The Flash’

Zemeckis and Now Matthew Vaughn? ‘The Flash’ Is In Good Hands!

At first, it was just rumors of Robert Zemeckis vying for the director role for ‘The Flash‘. But now it seems there is someone else! And it’s someone with experience in the comic book movie genre. Unnamed sources for Variety have said that Warner Bros. is close to locking down a director and it might be Matthew Vaughn!

Going with either choice, ‘The Flash‘ film is walking away with a solid director. The project seemingly can’t keep a director but every choice has been great. While it does hurt to keep losing directors, fans are hopeful the end result is still strong. Losing Seth Grahame-Smith at first was hard but Rick Famuyiwa leaving served as the biggest blow. The project has been in limbo ever since so this rumbling of director news is a good sign.

Given Vaughn’s experience in the genre with films like ‘Kick-Ass‘ and ‘X-Men: First Class‘ shows, he has what it takes. It’s just all about finding that perfect script and the best story to tell. Joby Harold recently worked on re-writes to the script but with a visionary like Matthew Vaughn, things might be tweaked again. With a solid cast and plenty of stories to work off of, landing this director is the final piece to a nearly perfect puzzle.


The Flash‘ is still scheduled for a 2018 release. No release date information currently.

You can find Ezra Miller playing Barry Allen/The Flash in this year’s ‘Justice League‘. That film will hit theaters on November 17. Cameoing in ‘The Flash‘ is another member of the Justice League, Victor Stone A.K.A Cyborg. Seeing those Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller together on-screen will give you a good indication of the upcoming film.

What do you think of these choices? Who do you think should direct DCEU’s ‘The Flash‘? Let me know in the comments below!

EJ Moreno
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