The Flash movie, Flashpoint, is in talks with new directors, Vacation’s John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Perhaps more interesting than that is the fact that Variety says Warner Bros. went to Ben Affleck first and he turned it down.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are no strangers to the superhero world. They were credited writers on Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming last year. Given their movie history and Ezra Miller’s portrayal of The Flash in Justice League, Variety speculates that Flashpoint will have a comedic tone. Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) just turned in a draft of the script.
John Francis Daley seemed to confirm the news on Twitter, giving it two thumbs up!
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) January 16, 2018
Warner Bros. going to Ben Affleck first and him turning the job down is very interesting. You can read into that in two ways… 1) Confirmation that his Batman will definitely be a part of the movie, as rumored. Or 2) Affleck is completely done with DC and ready to move on with his career.
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