Variety reports John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to helm DC’s long-in-development standalone Flash film, Flashpoint.
Daley and Goldstein are best known for directing 2015’s Vacation. The duo also wrote the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
After being in limbo since Dope director Rick Famuyiwa exited the project due to creative differences between him and the studio. Famuyiwa was hired to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the original script and also exited the project due to creative differences. Robert Zemeckis emerged as the frontrunner to direct the film last year, however, the latest report reveals that Ben Affleck was also in the mix as the director and Batman star was approached to helm the Scarlett Speedster’s first standalone movie, Flashpoint.
The script for Flashpoint has been written by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold. Phil Lord and Chris Miller originally developed the treatment for what was then known as The Flash at Warner Bros. but ultimately exited the project over creative differences as well.
Both Ezra Miller and Kiersey Clemons remain committed to star as the titular hero and his love interest Iris West. Flashpoint will also feature an appearance by Wonder Woman as Gal Gadot has been confirmed for the Flash’s standalone film.
Flashpoint does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned to SuperMovie News for the latest news on the future of DC Films as we learn it.