Back in January, Variety reported that ‘Vacation’ and upcoming ‘Game Night’ directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in talks to direct the upcoming ‘Flashpoint’ film for Warner Bros, following the exit of Rick Famuyiwa back in 2016.
John Francis Daley has tweeted this evening to confirm he is officially onboard!
The speedster’s solo outing actually happening has been in much doubt since Famuyiwa’s exit, with lots of rumours regarding directors being circled for the project but nothing official until now. Last year hope was reignited for this solo film as it was announced at SDCC that it would be called ‘Flashpoint’ – based on the hit comic storyline. Since then, there have been more rumours of the villains we could see in Barry go up against, and whether his new ‘Justice League’ friends will appear, as they do in the comic story – at this point they are still all rumours, but now that we have our directors, the rest will follow!
When I first read Variety’s report on the duo taking on the film of my all-time favourite comic book hero, I was very sceptical. But after watching ‘Game Night‘ last week, I have faith that the pair will do the Scarlet Speedster justice and could actually deliver the humour and stylish flair Barry Allen needs in his film. The duo also did a cracking job penning the script for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, which had the correct dose of humour for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. In my eyes, Ezra is a fantastic Barry Allen and I can’t wait to see more of him – hopefully with Kiersey Clemons’ Iris West at his side for some of the film!