Flashpoint, Warner Bros.’ upcoming Flash film, just found its new directors. Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to direct the upcoming movie, which will find Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen radically altering the course of history after he goes back in time to save his mother from her murder.
According to TheHollywoodReporter, Daley and Goldstein will step in following the departure of Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who took over from the film’s original director Seth Grahame-Smith. As such, Daley and Goldstein will be the third set of directors attached to the project, despite earlier rumors that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would board.
In addition to last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Daley and Goldstein are known for writing Horrible Bosses. They wrote and directed Vacation (2015) as well as Game Night, which stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams and releases next month.
Not much is known about Flashpoint, though it is rumored that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck’s Batman will be involved in some capacity. In November, DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns teased the grand scale of the film: “There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else,” he said at the time. “The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”
Flashpoint was a 2011 series written by DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert. It starred Barry Allen, who traveled back to the past to prevent his mother’s murder. This altered the timeline and created a new alternate reality where Barry was no longer The Flash, and changed many of the most recognizable heroes and villains across the DC Universe. The conclusion of the story opened the door for the New 52 publishing initiative.
Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and possibly Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Originally intended to hit theaters on March 16, 2018, when it was titled simply The Flash, the film currently has no release date.
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