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The Flash movie closes in tighter on a director as Kevin Smith puts his name forward…

May 17th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So last night we reported that DC/Warner Bros were talking to three potential directors for The Flash (here).

and they were big names – firstly we had Back To the Future director Robert Zemeckis, next we had Spider-man and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi and finally Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class’s Matthew Vaughn.

Now however it seems that list is already shortened (and another name that we didn’t even know was attached is now also out of the running).

Collider are reporting that Spider-man 1-3 director Raimi is definitely out of the running already (although no reason why) and, coincidentally as he directed Amazing Spider-man 1&2, it seems that Marc Webb is also out.

Also, as a funny side note, uber-nerd and FTN favourite Kevin Smith seems confident he knows someone who would direct:

We’re quietly confident that Smith is pointing to himself although he’s more having fun than being serious – although, having directed episodes of The Flash and Supergirl and being such a big fan of comics, Smith might not be a bad idea to have involved in the DC Cinematic Universe in some way.

Finally, several places have been reporting that Billy Crudup (below) has left The Flash movie as Henry Allen, Barry (AKA Flash) Allen’s dad, but this is not true at all as reported here.

While there’s no release date for the movie yet, we’re confident whoever directs it, it’ll be here as quick as a… well, you know the rest.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….