SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Writers Directing DC's FLASHPOINT? Not So Fast They Say - But They Describe Their Pitch

Ezra Miller as the Flash
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Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
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Updated February 23, 2018: Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have confirmed previous reports that they are in talks to direct DC Films' The Flash: Flashpoint - but are publicly saying they have yet to agree to a deal.

"We’re still negotiating. Deals are in the works now," Daley told The Hollywood Reporter Sunday while at the red carpet for their new film, Game Night.

“It’s all about parking spots,” Goldstein added. “If you give in then you’re all the way out by craft services. You want a better spot than that.”

The director's chair for The Flash: Flashpoint has been a flurry, with four directors - David Goyer, Seth Grahame-Smith, Greg Berlanti, and Rick Famuyiwa - all previously in that role.

Goldstein and Daley did, however, explain their take on the Flash which Warner Bros. is interested in. When asked what they would bring to it by THR, Daley said that, like Spider-Man, Flash would be fun since the lead character is someone who "is still figuring out their voice."

"In the same way that we have tried to take the multi-genre approach to our past films, including Spider-Man, which was as much a teen dramedy as it was a superhero film, and obviously the two genres of Game Night, we want to put our voice into The Flash as well," said Daley. "And just the fact that he has such a unique and youthful voice, too, is appealing to us. In that he isn't a seasoned professional superhero like Superman or Batman. There's something fun in someone is still figuring out their voice."

"We'd be very excited if this does come to pass," Goldstein added. "We've been big fans of the Flash since were kids. I collected the comic books, and any time you get to be a part of something as historically significant as the Flash is pretty exciting."


Original Story: Vacation directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in talks to direct Flashpoint, Warner Bros.' Flash-centric film based on the comic book event of the same name, according to Variety.

The Hollywood trade also reports that directing duties were intitially offered to Ben Affleck, who is said to have declined. Goldstein and Daley have their own superhero pedigree, having written Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel Studios.

Dope Director Rick Famuyiwa was previously attached to direct, though he exited over creative differences. Famuyiwa was preceded by Seth Graeme-Smith, who wrote the film's first draft when it was still simply titled The Flash, and was also initially scheduled to direct.

Actor Ezra Miller, depicted above as the Flash in 2017's Justice League, is expected to reprise his role for Flashpoint, which is projected for a 2020 theatrical release.

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