Francis Daley, Goldstein in talks to direct 'Flashpoint'

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Ben Affleck Turned Down Directing Flashpoint; Gets A Director

According to The Hollywood Reporter, writing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will take on the task of directing the standalone Flash movie, which many believe will cover the very complicated, time-travel adventure storyline from the comics known as "Flashpoint".

Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Gal Gadot is also set to make an appearance as Wonder Woman. Since the Flash is one of the youngest members of the Justice League, it's worth noting that Goldstein and Daley also worked with Marvel on Spider-Man: Homecoming, which some consider to be a coming-of-age film.

There's no timeline for the Flashpoint movie that we can see, but we'll keep you posted.

Warner Bros had no comment on the news, but we'll see if Daley and Goldstein remain attached or if they too appear on the growing list of people who almost directed a Flash movie.

Warner Bros.' stand-alone Flash movie became Flashpoint at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017.

The studio had initially courted Ben Affleck to return to the director's chair, but he passed on the gig. 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. Could Flashpoint do the same for DC cinematic universe after the stumbles of four out of five divisive movies that failed to meet expectations at the box office? Then a classic case of "creative differences" eliminated Grahame-Smith in early 2016, and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) was on board within two months, only to be taken out by the same malady by the end of the year.

Flashpoint is anticipated to zoom into cinemas in 2020, but a concrete release date has yet to be announced. The announcement of Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein being appointed to helm the film is great news as fans now know that the film will be made.

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