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Has the Flashpoint movie found its director(s)?

February 18th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

The long and winding road to bring DC superhero The Flash to the big screen took a step forward recently, when it was announced that writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had begun negotiations to take the wheel on the long in development Flashpoint movie.

Daly and Goldstein are not the most obvious choice as their background had been more in comedy movies like Horrible Bosses and the National Lampoon’s Vacation reboot than superhero blockbusters, but their most recent directorial job was the action comedy Game Night for Warner Brothers and they had a hand in co-writing 2017’s hugely successful Spider-man: Homecoming so their nerd bonafides have made them a solid choice for the job.

The Flash movie has had a long gestation period and has already went through two directors; Seth Grahame-Smith(Dark Shadows) was originally attached to write and direct what would have been his directorial debut but was then replaced by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), but he then left the project in November 2016 only a few months before the filming was to begin when Warner Brothers halted the production so Ezra Miller (Barry Allen) went of to film the next movie in the Fantastic Beasts series.

The new directing twosome are still stressing in interviews that they are not officially on board and are only at the contract stage but a deal is looking likely. With production now wrapping up on Fantastic Beasts 2, Miller’s schedule has opened up and now looks like Daley and Goldstein will finally get Flashpoint off the ground and running into the DCEU…

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man