Originally announced for a 2018 release date, ‘Flashpoint’ (formerly just ‘The Flash’) has been trying to get off the ground for a number of years. Director Rick Famuyiwa, Seth Grahame-Smith and even directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were attached to the project at various stages of production, but have since left due to creative differences or scheduling conflicts. At San Diego Comic Con in 2017, Warner Bros. announced that the movie was still in production and would be adapting The Flashpoint Paradox storyline, but still no word on who would be helming the project.
But alas, Variety is reporting that directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been hired to direct the highly anticipated “solo” movie. The duo directed ‘Vacation’ (2015), this spring’s ‘Game Night’ (2018), and penned the script for last summer’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)’. Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the report but John Francis Daley himself has taken to Twitter and given two thumbs up.
The duo’s previous filmography as well as Ezra Miller’s performance as The Flash in ‘Justice League’ (2017) have most fans agreeing that Warner Bros. will be giving us a more comedic take on the story. Interestingly enough, Variety also revealed that WB was courting the Dark Knight himself, Ben Affleck to potentially helm the project. Seemingly, he turned that down; shrouding fans in even more mystery about his future involvement with the DCEU.
No official release date has been given for ‘Flashpoint’, but rumors have it slotted for some time in 2020.
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