'Flash' Movie to Be Directed by 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters

'Flash' Movie to Be Directed by 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters

'Flash' Movie to Be Directed by 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters

Included in Variety's report that Daley and Goldstein, the hit-or-miss co-writers of Spider-Man: Homecoming and directors of the Vacation reboot, are attached to direct Flashpoint was the tidbit that Affleck was the studio's original pick for the film. The duo almost directed that film, but they seem particularly well-suited for Flashpoint, given that their strength is comedy, and The Flash served as the comic relief in Justice League.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are known for their work in the comedy category with movies such as Horrible Bosses and Vacation. Interestingly, Ben Affleck was offered the chance to direct, but he passed on the offer.

More than anything, we're still wondering if DC can get away with making a Flashpoint film, especially since the universe they've set up here isn't one fans are going gaga over.

The new report from Variety states Warner Bros. approached Affleck to return to the director's chair for the Flash "solo" movie, but the actor declined the job. After a treatment was developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it was thought that the duo would direct the project, but NOPE, instead Warner Bros. turned to Seth Grahame-Smith. Now it appears Daley and Goldstein would just be directing rather than writing "The Flash" movie but obviously they have some hands on experience with a successful superhero project previously. He last portrayed the superhero in "Justice League". 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?

Flashpoint, written by Geoff Johns is one of the most iconic storylines for our favorite speedster.

Rick Famuyiwa had been set as director of the Flash stand-alone before exiting in October 2016 due to creative differences.

Flashpoint is scheduled to release in 2020.

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