Rumors Suggest 'Back to the Future' Director Robert Zemeckis May Be In Talks For DC's 'The Flash'

Have you ever had a friend who you are always giving advice to and keep hoping they'll make a constructive change in their life, but they just keeping fucking up. In my eyes, thats currently DC and Warner Bros. A few years back, the idea of a DC cinematic universe that could rival Marvel's was both exciting a realistic. But that vision has been adjusted ever since the officially titled "DC Expanded Universe" has gotten off to a rough start. None the less, I keep hoping one of these upcoming projects could be the one that stirs them back on track (If there was even one to begin with). While it seems that film may be Zack Snyder's Justice League later this year, one character whose solo movie has a lot of potential is Ezra Miller's Barry Allen aka The Flash.

A popular TV show on the CW that you may have heard of that shares the same name has proven not only how interesting the character of Barry/Flash is, but also the interesting storylines he must grapple. The movie will of course try not to tread the same ground as the show, but it will certainly share some elements. One of those key elements is time travel, an ability the Flash has thanks to the speed force that has led to many consequences and serious decisions for the character. So who better to take on all the convoluted timelines of the Flash world then the director of the great time travel film of all time; Back to the Future's Robert Zemeckis.
Thats right, Zemeckis may be making his return to the time travel genre of the rumor suggested by Screen Junkies has any truth to it. According to the site, Zemeckis coming on board for the project is far from a done deal. Reporter Umberto Gonzalez has already come out and stated Zemeckis has simply taken a meeting with WB over the project, but they're still considering several other directors. Also just days after the scoop, it was announced the Zemeckis was attached to direct an upcoming project for Universal set to release in 2018, the same year The Flash is currently set to release. While this seemingly contradicts the rumor, its still possible WB might simply be pushing back the project after all the issues its had.
The Flash movie has already been through several script rewrites, and has had not one, but two directors leave the project. Both Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) were attached to the project, the later even made an appearance at Comic-Con with fellow DC directors. Famuyiwa who would've been an excellent fit for the job reportedly left due to creative differences with the studio over the script. He even brought on Dope star Kelsey Clemens for the role of Iris West, a role she has remained with despite the director's departure. 
So would you like to see Robert Zemeckis director The Flash? Do you have another director in mind? Let us know below!

M. Night Shyamalan Announces 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' Sequel Title, Release Date, and Cast

How times have changed. Just  ten years ago, if you would've mentioned the name M. Night Shyamalan around any movie fan, they would've come at you with a splurge of jokes. A whole generation of young movie goers had only one impression of Shyamalan, his horrendous attempt at making a Last Airbender film adaption. But ten years before that, many considered the director to be the second coming of Spielberg himself. Now Shyamalan falls somewhere in the middle, he isn't quite hyped to the level he was when his career first started, but he's certainly resurrected it. And his next film may seal the deal of his redemption.

Earlier this year, Shyamalan's film Split starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with several split personalities named Kevin, was a huge success both critically and commercially. The director is known for his twists and this film was no different, as the last scene of the movie revealed the entire story took place in the same universe as Shyamalan's Unbreakable. In Unbreakable David Dunn (Bruce Willis) learns he has superpowers and comes at odds with a man obsessed with becoming his nemesis; Elijah aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson).
The twist meant a lot to both the overall story of Split, and to fans of a now 17 year old Shyamalan classic. Willis character David Dunn makes an appearance at the end of the movie (With James Newton Howard's theme from Unbreakable playing in the background), which confirmed that Split was actually all a villain origin story, in the same way Unbreakable was a hero's origin.
No one saw this coming considering how overlooked the first film was, but it has developed a cult following and is considered by many to be before its time. Many have been demanding to get a sequel for years, and now they've got not just one, but two. Shyamalan has confirmed via his Twitter that fans will get to see a crossover between the characters from both movies in a sequel titled Glass in January of 2018. Universal released the following details about the film:

"M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s UNBREAKABLE and last year’s SPLIT—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: GLASS. From UNBREAKABLE, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from SPLIT are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. 

Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men."

News about the sequel is very excited, and has many of us curious about what will happen when all these characters collide. While Mr. Glass (Who the movie is named after) was the original nemesis of the first movie, it seems here he'll be pulling the strings while Dunn and Crumb are the two who physically go after each other. The film should be a nice change from the traditional superhero movies we've been getting, and it'll be interesting to see Shyamalan's spin on the shared universe and blockbuster superhero ideas. 
So are you excited to see Shyamalan's conclusion to his Unbreakable trilogy? Are you expecting another twist ending? Let us know below!