‘Back to the Future’ Creator Rumored to Direct This ‘Justice League’ Character’s Solo Movie

Matthew Loffhagen
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What do you think is a funnier title for this movie going forward?

Flash to the Future? Or Back to the Flash?

Either one probably works, and you’d better get used to hearing them – at least, if certain rumors surrounding Robert Zemeckis can be believed.

Screen Junkies, the guys behind the Honest Trailers that YouTube pushes down the throats of all users in spite of their viewing preferences, have reported that, according to several sources, Back to the Future director and co-creator Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct The Flash as part of DC’s extended universe of grumpy, tonally confused comic book mope fests.

If he takes the job (assuming, of course, that it’s actually been offered to him), Zemeckis will be the latest in a long line of directors who are known for more lighthearted, fun comedy movies to be attached to a DC property. Previously, Joss Whedon has signed on for Batgirl, while Lego Batman director Chris McKay is currently working on Nightwing.

It seems that DC really is serious about making a more lighthearted, optimistic comic book universe.

The studio may also be looking for some fun time travel elements in The Flash, which would make Zemeckis a perfect fit.

It’s been an odd few weeks for DC fans. Somehow, against all odds, and in spite of everything that we’ve seen from the studio thus far, there’s a lot on the horizon to be optimistic about.

Here’s hoping DC can actually pull of making a good movie, so we know that hope isn’t unfounded.

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