John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the screenwriters on Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been hired to direct the upcoming Flash movie.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, WB has yet to issue an official statement.
The DCEU installment is currently titled Flashpoint, almost certainly referencing the 2011 DC Comics event which saw the Flash finding himself in an alternate timeline where the Justice League never existed. We don’t know yet just how the film will fit into the post-Justice League timeline, but rumors persist that it will be something of a soft reboot for the universe, perhaps offering an opportunity to recast Batman or other central characters.
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 previously co-directed the 2015 Vacation sequel together. This will be the third time Warner Bros. has gone back to the drawing board to find a director for Flashpoint. Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of The LEGO Batman Movie, had turned in a previous draft of the script and was attached to direct, but left the project over creative differences. His screenplay reportedly survived the transition though, with Rick Famuyiwa of Dope taking the director’s role, before leaving himself in October of last year.