‘The Flash’ Candidate Robert Zemeckis Is Geoff Johns’ Favorite Director

Robert Zemeckis Geoff Johns The FlashGeoff Johns made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 on Thursday for a special panel. With heavy anticipation underway for the Warner Bros. panel kicking off the festivities In Hall H on Saturday, this panel featuring Johns was a nice appetizer for some fans.

Obviously, Johns is known for his extensive work in DC Comics, serving as the president and CCO of the company, but many fans recognize him as a co-producer alongside Jon Berg for the DC Extended Universe. Johns’ involvement with the upcoming projects have left fans wondering where their beloved characters are headed next.

One of the most mysterious future projects is The Flash. Ezra Miller is set to reprise his role as Barry Allen in a standalone outing for the Scarlet Speedster, but with directors including Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa departing the project due to creative differences, the film has remained without a director.

However, Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis recently emerged as a candidate to take over the new film. Given his work on the iconic Back to the Future trilogy, Zemeckis seems like a good fit for The Flash and if he were to apply his sensibilities to the character, it would be a win for DC.

To add more fuel to the fire of fan speculation, Johns admitted during his Thursday panel that Zemeckis is his personal favorite director. Naturally, this will lead to fans pondering whether or not this name drop was a hint about the future:

What do you guys think? Is Johns simply expressing his love for the filmography of Zemeckis or do you think he is hinting at a potential announcement coming soon? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for your latest San Diego Comic-Con news.

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7 Best DC Extended Universe Performances So Far

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DC Extended Universe Justice LeagueActing performances are crucial to helping the audience buy into what is happening in the narrative. They carry the film and can be excellent assets to have seeing as they can bring in some of their of creativity and talent to a role that not even the director or writers can. They are creators as well as tools. So far DC’s films have featured some of the greatest acting talent that Hollywood has. The casts are diverse for all four of the DC Extended Universe movies and every single project has several moments to show off what these great actors can do. While the DC universe is filled with talent, there are several standouts that deserve recognition.

Here are the 7 best DC Extended Universe performances so far. Click Next to take a look. 

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