It had been previously reported that the Game Night director duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had not yet finalized their deals to direct Warner Bros.’ standalone Flash film, Flashpoint. With Game Night being both a critical and commercial success executives at Warner Bros. had to be a lot more enthused about their choice to hire the two directors to lead a DC Extended Universe production. Their deals have now officially been finalized as a result. Flashpoint has a tentative release date planned for 2020. It was originally planned to release in March 2018 after Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but the film had behind the scenes problems which made that unlikely.
The standalone Flashpoint has been a victim of numerous delays behind the scenes with two directors departing from the production before Daley and Goldstein were tapped to direct it. Directors Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa both made their departure from the film in 2016 and it was removed from Warner Bros.’ release schedule, which left a release date open. The open date was taken by Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander. The studio had been courting various directors to helm the film in 2017, and they managed to scoop up Goldstein and Daley, who are no strangers to comic book movies. Both Goldstein and Daley had previously written the story for the critically successful Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as already being directors for Game Night, another Warner Bros.’ production. However, as previously stated the deal between them and the studio wasn’t finalized until recently.
John Francis Daley took to Twitter and posted a gif of Flash running with the caption reading, “It’s happening!”, which confirms that he and Goldstein have been given the greenlight by Warner Bros. and will officially be directing DC’s Flashpoint.
It’s happening! pic.twitter.com/Ga8vF6EnGG
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) March 3, 2018
This means that Flashpoint‘s production is moving along as planned with two directors now officially attached to it and principal photography planned to reportedly take place in the United Kingdom later this year. One could even argue that is the case for the entire DC Extended Universe franchise, with Wonder Woman 2 and Shazam! being in the process of filming and will both release next year. Suicide Squad 2 is also rumored to be joining them in August 2019.
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