CBMB: Daley and Goldstein Tapped to Direct Flashpoint for WB | FanboysInc

CBMB: Daley and Goldstein Tapped to Direct Flashpoint for WB

By Muuka Muyumba

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations for a new directing gig with Warner Bros, and its a big one. The writing and directing team will direct Flashpoint for WB in a story that it likely to feature The Flash (Ezra Miller) running his way into an alternate universe after stopping the pre-destined death of his mother. In the comics, Barry Allen first becomes a forensic scientist for the Central City police department, and then ultimately, a superhero because of the murder of his mother. Flashpoint asks what would happen if Barry never became The Flash.

Daley and Goldstein have the fanboy cred from their work on Spider-Man: Homecoming, but sowed their oats by writing and directing comedies like the most recent Vacation movie, and the Horrible Bosses movies. Flashpoint will be the pairs first foray into the action genre. Joby Harold has turned in a new draft after a page-one rewrite, but Daley and Goldstein will likely have their own input on the film based on their past experience.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

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Although Ben Affleck was reportedly offered the directing job on the movie, most pundits believe that Flashpoint will also be an opportunity for WB/DC to move on from Affleck as Batman who has long been non-committal when it comes to continuing as the Dark Knight. In the Flashpoint comics, Batman is a crucial character in both realities, but the story hinges on Thomas Wayne who is Batman after his son Bruce is murdered. Ultimately, Flashpoint may be a chance for WB and the new DC Films leadership to correct several issues beyond Batfleck.

No word on whether the film Flashpoint will mirror the comics, and include a jilted Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) facing off against Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Flashpoint is not currently slated for WB.

Source: Variety