Ben Affleck Was Approached to Direct Flashpoint Movie

Posted January 19, 2018

With Daley and Goldstein directing the film, there is a chance Flashpoint could take on a bit more of a comedic tone given their work on the comedies Vacation and Game Night as well as the slightly comedic tone in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Miller made his first appearance as The Flash in a very brief cameo in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and he also starred as the character in supervillain film "Suicide Squad" later that year. But we still don't have a finished script, most of the cast and will Flashpoint just be a movie where we see cool alternate realities or actually have major implications for the DC film universe going forward?

In the wake of the surprise announcement of new directors for the Flashpoint movie, the report also contained information that adds another wrinkle to the ongoing saga of Ben Affleck's relationship with Warner Bros.

The Warner Bros. soon roped in Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) to helm the project which has actor Ezra Miller reprising his role as Barry Allen/ The Flash.

He is said to have left due to creative differences between himself and executives at Warner Bros.

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. He last portrayed the superhero in "Justice League". Pictures approached to direct Flashpoint, but the Oscar-winning actor/filmmaker turned the offer down.

The Flashpoint movie is moving forward at WB as the film now has a pair of directors.

We do know that it will not be an origin story for the Flash however, and that it will again feature Ezra Miller in the role.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein also co-wrote 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. The timing of the news suggests that Flashpoint may indeed be aiming for a 2020 release date target.