Variety’s exclusive on Tuesday revealed that Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis-Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to finally crew-up the directors’ chair Warner Bros.’s long-gestating Flash movie. The film, Flashpoint, will be their third pairing as directors after Vacation and upcoming action comedy, Game Night, hailing the latest development in a stained period of preproduction for the film after Ezra Miller became attached to the role in 2014.
Brief delays ensued in the last few years as the revolving door of known directors in talks swung with “creative differences” becoming central to the respective departures of Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and thereafter with Seth-Grahame Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and even DCEU staple Ben Affleck who currently lays claim to the role of Batman in the franchise. Further production details remain pending for the film which takes from the 2011 DC publication by Geoff Johns in which our hero awakens to an alternative reality noticeable only to him.
In addition to Miller who emerged earlier on in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice as well as David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, Gal Gadot is expected to reprise her role as Wonder Woman next to Ray Fisher who made his full-on debut last year in Justice League. Flashpoint is currently slated for a 2020 release.