At Comic-Con 2017, Warner Bros. officially announced that its standalone Flash film will be called Flashpoint, but the movie has been in limbo since its original director Rick Famuyiwa left the project due to creative differences with the studio.
Now, it looks like Warner Bros. has finally found Famuyiwa's replacements as Variety is reporting that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct the film. Daley and Goldstein previously wrote the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which they were in the running to direct as well, before Jon Watts landed the gig.
The decision could indicate a humorous tone for Flashpoint, as Daley and Goldstein have a background working in comedies. The duo directed 2015's Vacation together and are also behind the upcoming Jason Bateman film Game Night as well.
Flashpoint's script has been in flux over the last year as Warner Bros. asked Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite in January 2017, giving a facelift to Famuyiwa's original draft. Ezra Miller is still locked in for the leading role, however, and Kiersey Clemons will reportedly be playing Iris West. Billy Crudup will play Miller’s father Barry Allen.
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. He's nicknamed the "Scarlet Speedster" and possess super speed, allowing him to violate the laws of physics and move and think extremely fast.