To say that Warner Bros.’ solo Flash film starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen has been stuck in developmental hell would be an understatement.
Announced in 2014, the movie lost the first two directors to sign on, with both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa departing the project in 2016. The film’s title was changed to Flashpoint last year, and will adapt Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s multi-dimensional event comic.
Flashpoint‘s inability to get off the ground more or less summarizes Warner Bros.’ constant state of flux regarding the DC Extended Universe. At one point, rumors even popped up suggesting that Flashpoint could be axed if the studio failed to replicate Wonder Woman’s success with Justice League.
However, the project has survived, and things appear to be progressing once more with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Game Night) coming on board as directors, and rumors even suggesting which Flash villains are being lined up to plague Miller’s speedster.
Here’s the thing, though — in the wake of Justice League’s disappointing performance, Flashpoint is the wrong movie for Warner Bros. to pin its hopes on to course correct the DCEU.
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