Has the Flashpoint movie finally found it's director?

Danny Woods
January 19, 2018

The good news is, the film seems to be picking up steam now, as DC has finally found new directors for the movie in the form of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

Daley and Goldstein are writing partners who directed 2015's Vacation reboot and the upcoming Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman comedy Game Night. Of course, it also represents a leap from Marvel to DC for the pair, after they penned last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming. The studio also reportedly wanted Ben Affleck to direct, but he passed on the project. But we still don't have a finished script, most of the cast and will Flashpoint just be a movie where we see cool alternate realities or actually have major implications for the DC film universe going forward? So far, Warner Brothers has yet to comment. Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of The LEGO Batman Movie, had turned in a previous draft of the script and was attached to direct, but left the project over creative differences. Could Flashpoint do the same for DC cinematic universe after the stumbles of four out of five divisive movies that failed to meet expectations at the box office? Back in October of a year ago, Miller spoke to EW about Flashpoint, adding more fuel to the universal reboot fire.

Affleck was previously set to write, direct, and star in the solo Batman movie, spinning out of his appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, andJustice League.

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Flashpoint, written by Geoff Johns is one of the most iconic storylines for our favorite speedster. More than half of the Justice League (Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Affleck's Batman, and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman) is rumored to return, with Affleck possibly making this his Batsuited curtain call.

If everything comes together, the film - starring Ezra Miller - is likely to be in cinemas in 2020, but it doesn't have an official release date at this time.

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