Over a month ago we learned that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the screenwriters of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ were set to direct the DCEU’s standalone movie about The Flash and not much has happened since that time. One might have thought pre-production on ‘Flashpoint’ would have gotten underway with it due in 2010 and the franchise not doing well at the box office, but now we’ve learned that Warner Bros. hasn’t even signed a deal with the two.
With Joss Whedon having just departed the DCEU’s take on ‘Batgirl’ and the recent shakeups at Warner Bro. for the franchise, it feels that any creative problems might prove questionable for the future of these movies.
According to Daley, “We’re still negotiating. Deals are in the works right now.” This could be a good sign that progress is moving forward, but they haven’t started on a script yet because they still “have to sign the deal.” However, he does add that “Hopefully, it will work out” which makes you wonder what the holdup might be.
Wonder what might be causing this not to go through? “It’s all about parking spots. If you give in, then you’re all the way out by craft services. You want a better spot than that.” joked Goldstein.
Likely the sticking points are money or creative control of the film, and we’ll see how this all plays out in the near future. We know that Ezra Miller is set to play The Flash once more in a story that will adapt ‘Flashpoint’ though it isn’t entirely clear what direction it could take. Many have assumed that the title could be used as a soft reboot to the DCEU and change around some of the ideas and characters which haven’t worked for the franchise so far.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter