The Flash feature film is one of the most amorphous film concepts attached to the DC film universe. It’s been through a number directors and many script revisions. It also received a name change last year; becoming Flashpoint and suggesting to fans that it would use Barry Allen’s infamous reset of the DC Universe as a means to make the film universe cohesive.
But thanks to a Hollywood Reporter piece about Flashpoint writer Dan Mazeau adapting Ernest Cline’s Armada in the wake of Ready Player One‘s success, we now know Flashpoint will no longer be referred to as such. According to THR writer Borys Kit, Mazeau worked on the film “when it was titled Flashpoint.” He subsequently took to Twitter to clarify that the film has been retitled, but may yet adapt the Flashpoint storyline.
I didn’t say they weren’t adapting Flashpoint. All I said was that it wouldn’t be titled Flashpoint. But maybe I’ve said too much. 😜
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) April 3, 2018
After losing directors like Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa, the possibility that the project might just disappear with the Justice League sequel seemed likely. The film is reportedly in the hands of Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein at the moment, but that could always change. Like 20th Century Fox’s Gambit, The Flash feature seems more like a project the studio feels contractually obligated to make than something anyone has any real passion to produce. Hopefully, the studio and the new directors will find that passion as the The Flash enters a new phase in its development.