Last month we heard that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in talks to direct Flashpoint after Ben Affleck passed, and Collider caught up with them while they were promoting their new Warner Bros. movie, Game Night. It turns out that movie played a part in them being offered a DC Comics movie. So did their time as Spider-Man: Homecoming writers.
“They gave us a list of DC properties and said, ‘Is there anything you’d be interested in?’, in no way promising us anything at all,” Daley said. “They were interested in us because of Game Night and Spider-Man,” Goldstein explained. “Because of that combination they did kind of say, ‘We’d like you to consider one of our movies.’ So we read a number of the scripts, and that was one—we’re huge fans of the character, I collected the comic books as a kid. It was an exciting possibility.”
“And just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his shit together like Superman does,” Daley added. “It’s more of a ground-level superhero.”
“It’s a relatable way in to a superhero movie in some of the same ways that Peter Parker was for the Marvel side of things,” Goldstein said.
Daley ended the interview by saying they are still in the process of negotiating a deal with Warner Bros., so they aren’t officially on board just yet.