Variety is reporting that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to direct Flashpoint, the upcoming “standalone” Flash film. The duo is known for writing and directing the terrible film Vacation, but they’re also known for co-writing last year’s surprisingly good Spider-Man: Homecoming, a film that actually got me excited about a character I thought was absolutely spent. They also hit it big by writing the pretty great comedy Horrible Bosses.
Ezra Miller is set to reprise his role as the Scarlet Speedster.
The upcoming standalone Flash film has been a game of musical chairs of directors for the past couple years. After a treatment was developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it was thought that the duo would direct the project, but NOPE, instead Warner Bros. turned to Seth Grahame-Smith. After a while, Grahame-Smith exited the project, citing creative differences.
Then, Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa hopped on board, and given his indie roots, it would have made for an interesting story. Plus, given all the interviews, his passion really seemed to be in the right place for a Flash project, but NOPE, he also dropped out due to creative differences.
The director’s chair has remained vacant for some time now, and last year during San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed by Warner Bros. that the Flash film wouldn’t just be a Flash film, but a retelling of the iconic Flashpoint story, which messes with alternate universes and the multiverse.
Given the pair’s track record, do you think Daley and Goldstein are up to the task? Sadly, their track record is a bit limited, and even their time in Spider-Man: Homecoming is hard to give them credit for, as they were two of a handful of writers who ultimately received credit.
More than anything, we’re still wondering if DC can get away with making a Flashpoint film, especially since the universe they’ve set up here isn’t one fans are going gaga over.
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