'Flashpoint' in talks with new directors after Ben Affleck turned it down

Carla Harmon
January 17, 2018

The DCEU installment is now titled Flashpoint, nearly certainly referencing the 2011 DC Comics event which saw the Flash finding himself in an alternate timeline where the Justice League never existed. The studio was initially courting Ben Affleck to serve behind the lens, but the "Justice League" star passed on the gig. "Flashpoint" has been in limbo since director Rick Famuyiwa left in October 2016 due to "creative differences".

For the uninitiated, Flash is a DC comics character created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, who first appeared in Flash Comics #1 back in 1940. The duo directed 2015's Vacation together and are also behind the upcoming Jason Bateman film Game Night as well.

Warner Bros.' stand-alone Flash movie became Flashpoint at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. In addition to new directors Daley and Goldstein, the project has Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) as its scribe, and Ezra Miller (Justice League) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as the leads Barry Allen/The Flash and Barry's love interest, Iris Allen. This to the point where they have rebooted the script and the film is now Flashpoint, which potentially points to some sort of soft reboot of the DC film universe. But we still don't have a finished script, most of the cast and will Flashpoint just be a movie where we see cool alternate realities or actually have major implications for the DC film universe going forward?

Flashpoint is anticipated to zoom into cinemas in 2020, but a concrete release date has yet to be announced.

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