Warner Bros. has reportedly just received the latest draft of the script for Flashpoint, but is in no rush to find a director and move the project along. The DC Extended Universe is finally taking off as many had hoped it would, with Justice League hoping to truly expand the world. In doing so, it will be audiences’ first real introduction to Ezra Miller as Barry Allen aka The Flash prior to him getting a solo film of his own. But, ever since announcing he would have one, it has a difficult time actually moving forward.
So far, the Flash solo movie has lost four directors, with Chris Lord and Phil Miller leaving first, then Seth Grahame-Smith, and lastly Rick Famuyiwa. Since then the project appears to have been revamped with an adaptation of Flashpoint in mind and a directors search that has brought Robert Zemeckis to the forefront. The finalization of a director is now one step closer to happening with the script now complete.
Variety‘s Justin Kroll gave an update on the status of Flashpoint following news that Lord and Miller have signed on to direct an adaptation of the novel Artemis for Fox. Following their split from Han Solo, reports surfaced that they could circle back around to Flashpoint. However, according to Kroll that is unlikely to happen now (despite the studio being in no rush) considering their new project and with WB receiving the finished script yesterday from Joby Harold.
Bob z still being considered but studio will take meetings with other filmmakers, in no rush to make announcement— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) September 26, 2017
Considering the amount of setbacks that Flashpoint has undergone in the last few years, seeing it once again starting to move forward is promising. Obviously, no story details have been released at this time, with everyone expecting this script to be an adaptation of the Flashpoint comic story in some way. How closely they’ll stick to the source material is unknown, but it has been confirmed recently that Wonder Woman will indeed be featured in the film.
While Kroll says that WB is going to meet with many directors moving forward, it does appear that Zemeckis is the favorite. He’s been linked to the project several times to varying degrees, and (for what its worth) is DC head Geoff Johns’ favorite director. With Lord and Miller now apparently out of the running, these future meetings could bring about other surprising contenders to challenge Zemeckis for the job. Matthew Vaughn is reportedly being considered as well, with Sam Raimi passing on the opportunity. WB should continue to target high profile directors for their DCEU slate, so Flashpoint should be in capable hands whether it is Zemeckis or someone else entirely.
Flashpoint is currently in development but does not have a release date.
Source: Justin Kroll
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