ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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When 's upcoming solo movie lost its (second) critically acclaimed director, Rick Famiyuwa, a few weeks ago, many fans were understandably concerned. After all, nothing says 'troubled production' quite like a revolving door of directors. Though, if there's any hero who deserves a genuinely entertaining solo movie debut in the , it's surely 's The Flash.

As it turns out, Miller himself has a fairly strong idea of what his new director needs — though it might not be quite what you're expecting.

[Justice League/Warner Bros]
[Justice League/Warner Bros]

As he told Cinema Blend a few weeks back:

"I think that the most important quality is the open heart. I think that The Flash has to be a story that is heartfelt. Because I think that’s where the lightning really is."

Which is, y'know, great and all — and really does heighten the sense that Miller is just as much of a dork as the rest of us — but is also a long way from being an actual hiring suggestion. Thankfully, though...

Kevin Smith Has A Great Idea For Who Should Direct The Flash

[Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back/Miramax]
[Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back/Miramax]

Yup, that's right. That Kevin Smith. The one with the penchant for jokes about being punched in the crotch, and who is currently inexplicably basing entire horror trilogies in Canada. Smith is also, however, one of the world's premier sources of nerd-tinged opinion — and as it turns out, he might just have a pretty solid idea of who should direct The Flash's upcoming solo movie. As he argued on his Fatman on Batman podcast, might just want to consider onetime director for the role. What's more, his basic premise is... actually pretty sound:

"[Tim Miller] is visually fucking gifted. He’d think of something that’d convey running. Because that’s, you know, we’ve seen tastes of running fast in the X-Men movies and now in the Avengers movie. But for a whole Flash movie? You’ve gotta do something like fucking astounding and new."

Now, what with Miller being a former visual effects artist and all, and having experience turning a relatively unknown superhero into the breakout hit of the year, that's actually a surprisingly persuasive suggestion. A Deadpool-like take on The Flash, anyone?

Either way, The Flash will hopefully — directorial absence not withstanding — race onto screens in 2018...

What do you reckon, though? Would Tim Miller be a good choice to direct The Flash? Let us know below!

[Sources: Cinema Blend, Fatman on Batman]


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