Warner Bros. seems to be having a bit of trouble getting The Flash off the ground. While the character is clearly flourishing on the small screen, it’s a whole different story for his cinematic counterpart. The first bump in the road came when Seth Grahame-Smith departed, leaving the film without a director. Rick Famuyiwa signed on shortly after but then he too exited. Now, Warner Bros. is left searching for a replacement once again and so far, they’ve come up short.
In what’s been described as a “tragic relay race,” it seems as if the feature film adaptation of one of DC Comics’ most popular characters just can’t get lucky. And while everyone seems to have their own opinions on who should step in and direct The Flash for the studio, Kevin Smith recently put forth an interesting choice. And no, it’s not himself, though that would certainly go over well with the fans.
On the latest episode of his podcast, Smith suggested that Deadpool director Tim Miller hop on over to DC and get behind the camera for Barry Allen’s solo outing. After all, with the filmmaker not taking on the Merc With a Mouth’s sequel anymore, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue to have him jump ship and go to work for the other side, right?
Whether or not Miller would want to direct another superhero flick so soon after Deadpool is another question entirely, and as of now, he hasn’t voiced any interest in doing so. Nor has Warner Bros. or DC mentioned his name as a potential candidate. In fact, they haven’t mentioned anyone up to this point, which is a bit surprising. As far as we know, The Flash is still on track to race into theatres on March 16th, 2018, so you’d think the studio would have found someone to helm by now. Apparently not, though.
We imagine we’ll hear of a director for the film soon, but until we do, feel free to head on down the comments section and let us know who you’d like to see take on The Flash? Is Miller a solid pick, or do you have someone else in mind for the job?