Variety reports that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct Flashpoint. The stand-alone movie has been without a director since November 2016, when Rick Famuyiwa left the project. (via Comics Beat)
As far as super-heroes go, the pair wrote the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But that doesn’t tell us much about their directing style. They have directed a few films together, notably the 2015 comedy Vacation and the upcoming murder mystery Game Night – so it’s anybody’s guess what sort of tone the studio is aiming for at this point. (Presumably if they’re actually adapting the Flashpoint comic book, even loosely, they aren’t going for broad comedy.)
Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and while it’s billed as a Flash solo film, it will also feature the DCEU’s Wonder Woman and Cyborg.
CBR reports that Joby Harold’s Flashpoint movie script is done. They’re still looking for a new director, after Rick Famuyiwa’s exit last November.
One interesting thing I don’t recall noticing before: According to CBR, both Cyborg and Wonder Woman will appear in the film. Cyborg had been previously attached, but Wonder Woman’s a more recent addition, reported last month in Forbes, which also indicates that Flashpoint is scheduled for 2020.
The original Flashpoint comic book featured the entire Earth-based DCU, with a Themiscyra/Atlantis war threatening to engulf the world. No word yet on Aquaman, but it seems likely at this point that he’ll be involved. And the core story was a team-up between Flash/Barry Allen and Batman/Thomas Wayne…
Warner Brothers has released the first full trailer for the Justice League film, and there’s a lot to see. Check it out here.
The Flash scene with the batarang has been shown previously, but we get a glimpse of Henry Allen and an obvious hint about Barry’s backstory (it’s probably going to be de rigueur in every portrayal of Barry from now on). Plus a bit of tension between the metahumans and the all-too-human Batman, which is always welcome. And Aquaman seems like he may be the breakout star of this film.
The movie will be released in November of this year.
What do you think of the trailer, and the scenes with Barry? Looking forward to the film? Share your thoughts here!
There will be a new Justice League film trailer this weekend, and Warner Brothers has been releasing new posters and quick character teasers in preparation for it. At left, you can see the new Flash poster, and here’s his fifteen-second teaser clip.
Deadline has the teasers for Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman if you’re interested (Superman and Cyborg haven’t been released yet, apparently, but the page may be updated when they are). And be sure to come back here for the official Justice League trailer on Saturday!
Variety reports that Joby Harold is rewriting the Flash movie script, as the studio wants to take the movie in “a new direction” while they find a new director. Rick Famuyiwa left in November due to creative differences with the studio. Harold has two scripts in production right now, a King Arthur film coming this May and a Robin Hood film in pre-production.
Ezra Miller is still signed on to play Barry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons to play Iris West.
The March 2018 (?) film takes place in the DC cinematic universe, alongside Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League.
THR reports that director Rick Famuyiwa has left the Flash movie over creative differences. Famuyiwa joined the production in June, replacing previous director Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Flash solo film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as “the female lead” (widely expected to be Iris West), and is set in the DC cinematic universe established by Batman v. Superman. It’s still on the schedule for March 2018, but losing its director again at this stage may set that back.
I’ve actually lost count of how many directors have been attached to this movie over the years.
Do you think The Flash will be able to stay on schedule, or will Barry Allen’s solo movie be late?
And who would you like to step in as director?