'Flashpoint' in talks with new directors after Ben Affleck turned it down

Ben Affleck Batman in Flashpoint

According to Variety, Warner Bros.is now considering John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to direct Flashpoint, the standalone Flash film.

The film will star Ezra Miller, reprising his role as Barry Allen/The Flash from Justice League.

Daley and Goldstein have also worked on comedies previously, including Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Vacation, which starred Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth, and marked the duo's directorial debut.

There's no timeline for the Flashpoint movie that we can see, but we'll keep you posted.




Warner Bros.in the process tried getting Matthew Vaughn, Sam Raimi, Robert Zemeckis, and Ben Affleck to direct the movie, but in vain.

A movie starring superhero speedster Barry Allen aka The Flash has been in the works for years now as part of DC's cinematic film universe. His screenplay reportedly survived the transition though, with Rick Famuyiwa of Dope taking the director's role, before leaving himself in October of a year ago. DC and Warner Bros. are now gearing up for the standalone release of The Flash's fellow "Justice League" teammember "Aquaman". 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? Pictures approached to direct Flashpoint, but the Oscar-winning actor/filmmaker turned the offer down.

Flashpoint had been on hold since 2016, when director Rick Famuyiwa, best known for the movie Dope, walked away from the project.

While the Flash is traditionally a more comedic character, Flashpoint is a pretty heavy, unfunny affair, what with rewriting history by averting his mother's death and all. The timing of the news suggests that Flashpoint may indeed be aiming for a 2020 release date target.

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