After over a year, we finally have confirmation that John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein will not only direct ‘The Flash,’ but they will also write the screenplay. Deadline snuck the information into their article about Michael Disco becoming a producer on ‘The Flash.’
The duo did the story and first draft of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ Further, they directed and performed uncredited rewrites to last year’s ‘Game Night.’ Ezra Miller is still set to star as the titular character.
The script for the DCEU iteration of ‘The Flash’ has gone through many hands over the past several years. So let’s break it down:
- In the beginning, Phil Lord & Chris Miller (‘The Lego Movie’) did a story treatment for the film.
- Then, Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’) took over to write and make his directorial debut.
- Later, Grahame-Smith was replaced by Rick Famuyiwa (‘Dope’), who signed on to direct and make some script revisions.
- Because of those revisions, Famuyiwa was fired due to “creative differences.” But wait, there’s more!
- Joby Harold (‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’) was hired to do a page-one rewrite, and the film became ‘Flashpoint.’
- Dan Mazeau (‘Wrath of the Titans’) also contributed to that version of the script at some point.
But now, it seems things are finally coming together for the long-gestating solo outing. Daley & Goldstein will start from scratch (or rather, already have by this point) to make a normal ‘Flash’ solo film.
So to answer your question, no, they are not adapting ‘Flashpoint’ anymore.
Meanwhile, just last month, Miller assured fans ‘The Flash’ is still getting made, and they want to take their time to make the movie perfect. This would be part of the reason why it’s gotten so many delays and setbacks.
Additionally, there’s his commitment to the ongoing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. The third installment got a bump back in filming, moving from July to late Fall. This adds to the perpetual limbo ‘The Flash’ has been in for quite some time.
Hopefully Miller’s schedule goes through some reorganizing in the coming months, and we may just see the Speedster on the big screen soon.
Warner Bros. has not set a release date for ‘The Flash.’ But, it could arrive sometime in 2022 at the earliest.