The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed through reliable sources that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, screenwriters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, are now in talks with Warner Bros.to fill the empty void left after the departure of former director Rick Famuyiwa.
The filmmakers - who were also said to be considered as potential directors for "Spider-Man: Homecoming", which was eventually helmed by Jon Watts - directed 2015 comedy motion picture "Vacation" and forthcoming film "Game Night". Sadly, their track record is a bit limited, and even their time in Spider-Man: Homecoming is hard to give them credit for, as they were two of a handful of writers who ultimately received credit. He also incorporated elements of Flashpoint, a DCU comics arc dealing with an alternate universe.
A movie starring superhero speedster Barry Allen aka The Flash has been in the works for years now as part of DC's cinematic film universe. 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.
Ever since director Rick Famuyiwa walked out of directing the film, the project has been on hold. DC and Warner Bros. are now gearing up for the standalone release of The Flash's fellow "Justice League" teammember "Aquaman".
Despite the protagonist's powers of speed, DCEU's Flashpoint movie has been having a hard time moving forward, what with multiple directors leaving the project.
What's much less of a mystery is what's going on with Flashpoint. Initial plans had its release date aimed at 2018, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller tapped to write a story treatment and possibly direct.
The Tracking Board's Jeff Sneider revealed on Twitter earlier today that - prior to selecting John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm Flashpoint - the studio had approached none other than Affleck after it gave up on its bid for Robert Zemeckis to sign on.
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