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Potential Flashpoint directing team on why DC approached them and what it may mean for future DC films

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Feb 12, 2018, 5:22 PM EST

While there's still no definitive answer on whether or not John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are officially directing DC's Flashpoint, the intel they've revealed when it comes to their negotiations for The Flash standalone film does give us some insight into what DC may be looking to do in the wake of Snyder's absence, the critical response to Justice League, and the success of Marvel's Spiderman: Homecoming.

In a recent talk with Collider, Daley and Goldstein said DC became interested after seeing what the pair did directorially with the upcoming Game Night and based on their work on the Spider-Man: Homecoming screenplay. The pair were asked which DC property they'd be most interested in and Flashpoint was the script both landed on.

Goldstein choice is based on his belief that "...the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his sh*t together like Superman does. It’s more of a ground-level superhero." while Daley says Ezra Miller's The Flash, like Tom Holland's Spidey, is more relatable than other superheroes.

From the sound of it, DC is interested in both the comedic and human aspects of the character, which would blend well with Miller's take on The Flash. It's also a hint that DC may be pivoting from the dark, heavy themes of previous films for The Flash (something reflected in the additions and reshoots to Justice League), which certainly worked when you're talking about a character that's faster than light.