Flashpoint movie to be directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters

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Jan 16, 2018

It looks like it's going to take two people behind the camera to get Flashpoint to the screen.

After a tumultuous two-year period that saw a pair of previous filmmakers enter and exit the project, The Hollywood Reporter now says that screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to direct the Flash's first stand-alone movie.

Daley and Goldstein are no strangers to the superhero realm, having penned last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming for Sony and Marvel. Now they're moving to the other side with DC and potentially taking over a film that both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa walked away from directing over creative differences. Other directors that had been approached or at least considered for the job have included Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, Matthew Vaughn, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Daley and Goldstein have also written Horrible Bosses and its sequel, among others, while writing and directing the 2015 reboot of Vacation and directing the upcoming Game Night.

Ezra Miller will star as Barry Allen/The Flash, following his appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. Kiersey Clemons had been cast as Iris West (although her debut in Justice League didn't make the final cut) and Billy Crudup as Barry's father Henry, but it's not clear whether they will remain involved. Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher are also both rumored to show up as Wonder Woman and Cyborg, respectively, although Justice League's weak box office performance could put a damper on that.

Flashpoint is scheduled to come out in 2020, although an exact release date has yet to be nailed down. We'll keep an eye on this one to see if these guys stick around. Do you think they can get the job done?