Francis Daley, Goldstein in talks to direct 'Flashpoint'

Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been hired as directors for the film according to Variety.

Warner Bros.is certainly making plenty of changes to combat the failure of Justice League. Next came hotly touted Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who even brought along Kiersey Clemons, one of the stars of his film festival breakout hit, to star as the Flash aka Barry Allen's love interest Iris West.

Variety initially reported the news of Daley and Goldstein's potential involvement and, in their original article, state that Ben Affleck was also reportedly offered the gig, but passed.

Flashpoint will be starring Ezra Miller, who played the Flash in Warner Bros. recent box office flop Justice League.

Flashpoint is said to be slated for a release in 2020.

The news comes from The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider.

Earlier, way back in October past year, it was being said that the future of Flashpoint will depend on the commercial success of Justice League.

Over the past year, Screen Rant reports, that it has been rumoured the actor is thinking of stepping away from the DC Films franchise. Affleck, ultimately, declined the opportunity, although he's still likely to be involved. The production company has recently promoted Walter Hamada to oversee the DC Universe movies. Affleck has faced several speed bumps with the studio's DC Films arm - he dropped out of directing The Batman - but it's unclear if that has anything to do with his decision to turn this job down. Affleck's version of Bruce Wayne would be limited in screen time and might not be worth involvement if rumors of Affleck's departure from the character are true. Flashpoint is also expected to include a role for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, like its source material does, and possibly a whole lot of other major DC Films players too, depending on how things shake out.

  • Kyle Peterson