To me, without question, the best episode of The Flash's second season came in the form of "The Runaway Dinosaur," a powerful installment in the series helmed by filmmaker Kevin Smith. Television has generally become a much more prestigious medium for storytelling in recent years, and as such it has become much more feasible to see A-list directors take on small screen outings. Kevin Smith opened the door for more filmmakers to step behind the camera of The Flash, and Grant Gustin seems to have a very specific choice in mind to direct an episode of Season 3.
Grant Gustin sat down with the press at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and divulged a ton of great new information related to the Scarlet Speedster's solo series. When asked if there was anyone he would like to see direct an episode, Comic Book Resources notes that Gustin revealed he would like to see Joss Whedon helm an episode of The Flash. He elaborated:
Grant Gustin is definitely reaching for quality on this one. If he had his way, The CW would enlist the directing talents of none other than Joss Whedon to direct an episode of The Flash's third season. With his work on The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, nobody would ever question his nerd credentials, so we think it's a strong choice -- even if it requires him to go across the aisle and work with DC.
Getting Joss Whedon behind the camera for an episode of The Flash probably wouldn't be all that difficult to begin with. Although he has more recently made a name for himself in the world of blockbuster superhero filmmaking, his background really originates in the realm of sci-fi, ensemble based television. Anyone who has watched a single episode of Firefly, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly be able to tell you that he would feel right at home directing the members of Team Flash on an adventure.
Joss Whedon has gone through the wringer over the last few years with his work in the superhero genre. He stretched himself pretty thin working as the unofficial "showrunner" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and spoke publicly about how the experience working on the disappointing Age of Ultron wore him out as a filmmaker. That being said, he recently admitted that he would return to the genre for a high quality project such as a Black Widow's \solo movie. In the realm of DC, there are few properties more beloved than The CW's _The Flash_, so we think the time is right for him to try his hand at a Barry Allen adventure.
At the end of the day, this is nothing more than a hope ofGrant Gustin's, and it's not a guarantee in any way. Still, we live in an age where the nerds always seem to get their way, and as such we may very well see Joss Whedon helm an episode of The Flash in the near future. We will bring you more information concerning the upcoming season of The Flash as it becomes available to us; Grant Gustin will return as Barry Allen when The Flash premieres on October 4 at 8 p.m. EST; check out more fall dates, here.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.