It is no secret that Ezra Miller’s portrayal of Barry Allen’s Flash was different from what fans have come to know: a slightly more comical interpretation of the character. It also no secret that the film has endured quite a trial in finding the right director(s) for the movie.
It looks like the film now has a tentative start date in 2019 and has lined up John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein on co-directing duties, who last directed Game Night with Jason Bateman.
Another detail that the movie has released is that it is using Back To The Future movies as a benchmark as to how the movie should feel, which is quite interesting since Robert Zemeckis was in the running to direct the film in the first place.
As the original story of Flashpoint canvased some very dystopian alternate futures for some familiar characters, this movie may draw some of the story, but not so much the tone or the despair.
This news also comes on the heels of the latest DCEU shakeup, where Geoff Johns has left the comics side and joined the movie side to write upcoming Green Lantern Corps. This may be a signal that even more comic scribes will be coming to work on the movies and Flashpoint may be one of them.
Some other key figures, like Diane Nelson, who was on leave, will not be returning and Walter Hamada, who was working as interim since January will take over full-time as president of the DC Entertainment film division.
Since Hamada has taken over, he has been far more methodical with how the film slate is being developed, and how they sign talent, as compared to the “flash bang” fashion that their competitors at Marvel have been unveiling their film slate.
It will be interesting to see what these directors bring to the character and this beloved story.