Flashpoint once again has a director. Two of them, in fact.
Variety reports that Vacation‘s filmmaking duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to helm the beleaguered Flashpoint, the Flash feature film set to star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen. The site suggests their familiarity with comedies like Vacation and their experience writing Spider-Man: Homecoming won them the chance to take over the project; which may now be more lighthearted than previous iterations.
Which should be good news for DC Films watchers as the Flash feature has already lost two directors in his history. Once upon a time, the project — then called The Flash — was to be the directorial debut of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Seth Grahame-Smith. He eventually left over creative differences. Following him was Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who managed to cast Kiersey Clemons as Iris West before also finding the creative differences with Warner Bros. too insurmountable to continue. Since that time last year, the project has been without a director.
Since star Ezra Miller also appears in Warner’s Fantastic Beasts series, the studio opted for a page one re-write on Flashpoint while Miller shot the upcoming sequel, The Crimes of Grindlewald. Now with directors on board, Flashpoint may actually take over one of the “Unnamed DC movie” release dates on the Warner Bros. schedule. Of course, that optimism should be cautious as this project has gone through so many iterations already.