The DC Extended Universe has about half a dozen big question marks right now. We all wonder how Justice League will be, and if it’ll be able to overcome the looming shadow of Batman v Superman; we wonder whether or not Ben Affleck will be back after Justice League; we wonder just how many of those 8,500 announced films will actually get made; and we wonder if The Flash movie will ever legitimately get off the ground.
This is a movie that started off rather promising, with Seth Grahame-Smith attached to helm the project. He was admittedly not a super inspired choice, but more of a rising star, and as such, we wondered what a Flash movie under him could be like.
Then they hired director Rick Famuyiwa. Famuyiwa was another fairly new talent, but with the strong Dope flick under his belt, he was another promising voice. But then around 10 months ago, they lost him. This was for a film that should have started filming earlier this year. Obviously that didn’t happen.
The project virtually lay dormant for a long time. Yes, we knew it was still in the works (it is The Flash, after all), but it still had no director, and no script that seemed to work for the studio. Then, at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the Flash film would be a Flashpoint film — a very famous storyline in the comicsk.
Now, Variety writer Justin Kroll recently tweeted out some extra info.
Bob z still being considered but studio will take meetings with other filmmakers, in no rush to make announcement
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) September 26, 2017
As you can see from the tweets above, Kroll has stated that the script for Flashpoint has been turned in to the studio. If the past is any indication, it’ll still require a lot more work before it gets a director, and then a lot more work once a director is actually hired.
And speaking of director, one name that is apparently on the list is Robert Zemeckis, the Back to the Future helmer who has been on the shortlist for some time. But don’t get attached to the idea of him, because he is one of many in consideration.
Two directors who are out are Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo had originally written a treatment for The Flash before jumping on the Han Solo movie. After getting kicked off that project, rumors circulated that they’d jump on Flashpoint. However, with recent news that they’re taking on a project named Artemis, the chances of them actually doing Flashpoint are now slim to none.
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SOURCE: Justin Kroll