Not too long ago, it was revealed that the long-delayed Flashpoint movie would be getting directors in the form of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The two aren’t exactly household names, but they made a solid contribution to Spider-Man: Homecoming, where they acted as one of the many writers on the project.
So how did these two land such a high-profile job? Here’s what Daley told Collider.
“They gave us a list of DC properties and said, ‘Is there anything you’d be interested in?’, in no way promising us anything at all.”
Goldstein embellished the reason why the studio looked their way in the first place:
“They were interested in us because of Game Night and Spider-Man. Because of that combination they did kind of say, ‘We’d like you to consider one of our movies.’ So we read a number of the scripts, and that was one—we’re huge fans of the character, I collected the comic books as a kid. It was an exciting possibility.”
So what was it about the Flash that really struck a chord with them? Why did the pair go for this guy instead of someone else? Daley discussed what differentiated the Flash from the other DC heroes.
“Just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his shit together like Superman does. It’s more of a ground-level superhero.”
Goldstein then took the opportunity to compare the Flash to the other comic book property they had a hand in.
“It’s a relatable way into a superhero movie in some of the same ways that Peter Parker was for the Marvel side of things.”
It’s not an altogether unreasonable comparison. While Barry Allen and Peter Parker are ultimately pretty different, I can certainly see where they’re coming from here. But what do you think? Was this a good reason for them to take on the character? Let us know what you think down below!
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