With Walter Hamada firmly in control of the DC film universe and business in the new year starting to pick up, it seemed like official announcements were coming at any moment. That moment has happened, as the Flash movie (Flashpoint? The Ezra Miller One) has now picked up it’s 3rd director. Well, 3rd and 4th, as John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been tasked with helming the scarlet speedster’s feature length story.
If you’re unfamiliar with Daley and Goldstein, they were the writers behind Spider-Man: Homecoming, which bodes very well and plays into my belief that DC wants to keep the Flash as their Peter Parker-type character. They almost directed Homecoming until John Watts became available. On the downside, they also wrote the Vacation remake. Either way, the movie will obviously take a more comical tone, which already makes telling the Flashpoint story even more questionable. Joby Harold’s script is still the one they’ll direct as of this post.
Warner Bros. has had the luxury of taking their time here, with Miller in another major franchise under their banner that’s just started filming – the second Fantastic Beasts movie. There’s a weird outside chance that the delay and change may have been just what the film needed. Is this a solid first move by Hamada? Tell us what you think!
In today’s “Of course Warner Bros Is making a questionable decision” news. Before she even has a chance to debut in the DCEU it seems as if Kiersey Clemons may be looking for a new role.
So reports are beginning to surface suggesting that Warner Bros. is looking to recast the role of Iris West ahead of its seemingly problematic The Flash: Flashpoint film.
Just in case you may have forgotten because of course you haven’t seen her, Actress Kiersey Clemons WAS set to make her debut as Iris West in this year’s Justice League ahead of her appearance in Flashpoint. Her cameo in the film was ultimately cut, but the sequence did manage to leak online shortly after Justice League hit theaters.
Oh yeah in case you needed another reminder of how much catastrophe is involved with this project there STILL is no director attached to Flashpoint. Also the initial future of this film rested on the overall success of Justice League so who knows what is really going to happen with this film.
Here is where you insert a Kanye shrug.
We here at the Trusty Sidekick have been claiming for a while now that Ben Affleck would never make it to Matt Reeves solo Batman movies as the lead and this little nugget all but confirms it. In a press junket for Justice League, dropping next Friday, Affleck is asked how many times he’s played Batman and how many times we should expect to see him in the cape and cowl. We have the video set to start with the question – and…
Not even 5 times? With Justice League being number 4? That means, other than a likely pop up in another character’s movie (I’m guessing Flashpoint – if it happens,) Affleck and Reeves will never end up on set together. This obviously becomes more disappointing if Justice League does well and sets the DCEU on the right track as far as films go, and of course further grows my desire to fight Ben in the streets. I will be ranting about this next week on the podcast, but make sure you find our current episode, here!
Bobby Hill again for part 2 of our epic swapcast covering San Diego Comic Con 2017! We weigh in on some updates on the Justice League reshoots, cover the trailers and new info for Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow and Black Lightning and have a few updates from Marvel as well.
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