“Flashpoint” Directors Still Aren’t Signed On

At present only three DC films are definitely on the way – “Aquaman” at the end of this year, and both “Shazam!” and the “Wonder Woman” sequel next year.

Several others are likely as well, such as the “Suicide Squad” sequel and “The Batman,” but arguably the most likely to go forward next is the “The Flash: Flashpoint” film which sees the return of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash.

At last report “Vacation” helmers and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in charge of directing the project, the pair succeeding both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa who were previously attached.

Out this week promoting their new comedy “Game Night,” the pair tell THR they haven’t started work on “The Flash” because neither of them have yet signed any contracts. Daley says: “We’re still negotiating. Deals are in the works right now. Hopefully, it will work out.”

The Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman-led “Game Night,” which opens this week, has scored surprisingly very good reviews – not something you see everyday for a studio comedy. If they close their deals though, expect the film to then move forward fast.

Earlier this week That Hashtag Show reported that the project is aiming to start shooting in London in the second half of this year with a budget of over $100 million and plenty of time being left for VFX work. Additionally Jess Hall (“Ghost in the Shell”) is reportedly being sought to serve as cinematographer.

The site also claims the film’s villain will be that of Dr. Arthur Light, while Reverse-Flash/Eobard Thawne will be “included in an interesting way”. Other characters apparently include Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Billy Crudup (Henry Allen), Iris West (Kiersey Clemons) along with the yet to be cast Officer Fred Chyre, Det. Jered Morillo, Caitlin Snow, Captain Cold, and Heatwave.