After many false starts and departures, the Flash spinoff movie has found its directors in the forms of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. This had been reported back in January; Daley finally confirmed by tweeting a GIF of the Flash running sideways with the caption "It's Happening!" Now they can finally get to work. The writing-directing duo are behind such projects as Horrible Bosses, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and, more recently, Game Night. The latter is currently in fourth place at the box office, with a worldwide haul of $49.5 million.
Based on Geoff Johns's famous Flashpoint story arc from 2011, the project was originally going to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie), who exited to do Solo: A Star Wars Story. When they were fired by Lucasfilm last summer, some suspected that they might return while Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, Matthew Vaughn, and Marc Webb made up the short list of replacements.
"... 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," Goldstein said in February. Daley added that Barry Allen, much like Peter Parker, is a lot more relatable than other superheroes, having stolen the show in Justice League.
Flashpoint is scheduled for release in 2020 and will find Barry (Ezra Miller) traveling to an alternate timeline where the Earth's greatest heroes "are lost and scattered." Having been a part of the Justice League in his own timeline and aware of the good these do-gooders can do as a unit, it's up to Mr. Allen to unite them all. The screenplay was written Joby Harold (a producer on Edge of Tomorrow). Based on IMDB casting information, Billy Crudup, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher will all reprise their roles of Henry Allen, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg respectively. Ben Affleck is also expected to appear as Batman.