John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Are In Negotiations To Direct ‘Flashpoint’
Flashpoint has found its directors in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, most known for their work on Vacation and the upcoming Game Night, starring Jason Bateman.
After the announcement that director Rick Famuyiwa had exited Flash’s solo film after creative differences with Warner Bros., there had been some wondering on who the director for this solo film would be, going from Robert Zemeckis to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, but nothing was yet official.
In various reports, it was said that Warner was prioritizing Flashpoint and that they were closing in some directors to hold the project, with the idea of starting production soon, as a script was already written.
Today, Variety has announced that directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, known for their work as directors on Vacation and the upcoming Game Night and as screenwriters for Spider-Man: Homecoming -which they were on the shortlist to direct-, are in talks with Warner to direct this film. All this information seems to point out that Warner is looking for a comedic tone for the speedster film.
Interesting enough, Variety reports that Warner had originally approached Ben Affleck to return to the director’s chair for this upcoming film, but after some negotiations, Affleck decided to pass on the gig.
As Ezra Miller -our Flash- was busy with production for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Studio took it upon themselves to try to find the director for this film, following the change in director on DC Comics Film Division.
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Currently, Flashpoint doesn’t have a premiere date.