Flashpoint: John Francis Daley And Jonathan Goldstein To Direct, After Ben Affleck Turned It Down
After a long search, the DCEU's Flashpoint movie has a director. In fact, it has two, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein boarding the project.
News of their hiring comes from Variety, who also report that Ben Affleck was Warner Bros. choice to direct the movie. Affleck, whose future as Batman remains up in the air, passed on the project, and it's now gone to Daley and Goldstein, who previously directed Vacation and have Game Night coming out for Warner Bros later this year. Of course, it also represents a leap from Marvel to DC for the pair, after they penned last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
They're the third directors to take on the gig, which will once again star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster. Seth Grahame-Smith was the man in the chair when the project was first announced, and when he left Rick Famuyiwa took charge, overseeing the casting of Kiersey Clemons and Billy Crudup. He departed in October 2016, and the film has been without a director since then, although names like Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn have been heavily linked.
It was announced back at San Diego Comic-Con last year that the movie would be based on the Flashpoint comic book story. That offers the chance of resetting some elements of the DCEU, and there are reports that Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will appear, and potentially Affleck's Batman too. The film, however, is still without a release date as things stand.