Report(s): RAIMI, VAUGHN, ZEMECKIS Top THE FLASH Director Shortlist

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Warner Bros. is looking at X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis as its top two candidates to helm The Flashaccording to Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that Sony's original Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi is also on the shortlist alongside Vaughn and Zemeckis, all of whom have reportedly met with Warner Bros. in recent weeks.

That trade reports Zemeckis is Warner Bros.'s first choice, and they'd be willing to wait for him given he's already commmited to an untitled Steve Carell drama that will shoot this fall. 

No actual offers have reportedly been made.

The director's chair for The Flash has been absent since director Rick Famuyiwa left the project over creative differences back in October. Famuyiwa was the second director to vacate The Flash after Seth Graeme-Smith's previous departure.

Although The Flash was at one time scheduled for a March 16, 2018 release, the lack of a director for the past seven months suggests the date is no longer viable, with the studio likely waiting to revise it until they secure a director.

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