Following the news of Joss Whedon’s departure from Batgirl, it would appear another film within the DC Extended Universe is having issues getting off the ground. The directors of DC’s planned Flashpoint movie have revealed that the studio has yet to finalize their deals to direct it.
A few months ago it had been reported that the writers of Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in the middle of talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct a solo The Flash film. However, THR has reported that the directorial duo deals have yet to be finalized which means they have yet to start working on the project.
When interview about the status of Flashpoint at the premiere of their current project, Game Night, Daley stated that they’re still in negotiations but that “deals are in the works right now,” and “hopefully, it will work out.” Goldstein displayed little concern, joking that the delays in arranging the deals were “all about parking spots.”
The solo Flash film will star Ezra Miller, reprising his Justice League role as the titular hero Barry Allen/The Flash. With a duo like Daley and Goldstein who have had a large presence in the comedy genre, it is possible that Warner Bros. is planning to rework their plans for the film and have it be a lighter film in comparison to prior installments in the DC Extended Universe such as Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. Miller’s portrayal as The Flash was a fan-favorite and offered a lot of welcome comic relief throughout Justice League.
Currently, Flashpoint is set to hit theaters in 2020, so hopefully work on the project begins fairly soon.
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