The Flash Movie: John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein In Talks To Direct

Ben Affleck Batman in Flashpoint

Vacation directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in talks to direct Flashpoint, Warner Bros.' Flash-centric film based on the comic book event of the same name, according to Variety.

Despite a fairly extensive start to production between the studio and Famuyiwa, which included the director pulling together at least one key member of the supporting cast in Kiersey Clemons' Iris West; irreconcilable differences between the two parties found the project again without someone in the director's chair. The studio was initially courting Ben Affleck to serve behind the lens, but the "Justice League" star passed on the gig.

And though we've heard rumors that Warner Bros. has soured on his involvement in the DC cinematic universe moving forward, how accurate can those reports be if they approached Affleck to direct the Flashpoint movie?

If the deal makes they will take on a script by Joby Harold, who did a page one rewrite baking in the comedic elements.

Ezra Miller has appeared in several movies as The Flash (Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League) but his own solo vehicle has been plagued with writers and directors being hired and then leaving. Previously, Seth Grahame-Seth, who had written the script and was attached to direct, also dropped out of the project.

Best known for their acclaimed work on Spider-Man: Homecoming, both Daley and Goldstein have also accrued writing credits on Horrible Bosses and Game Night, indicating that Warner eyeing a comedic tone for its long-gestating Flashpoint movie.

There's no scheduled release date for the Flashpoint movie at this time.



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