Flashpoint directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have opened up on how they got the gig and how they’re going to approach The Flash standalone film.
Daley and Goldstein co-wrote Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and most recently directed Game Night for Warner Bros. caught up with Steve Weintraub from Collider who asked the two how they got involved with the DC Extended Universe:
“They gave us a list of DC properties and said, ‘Is there anything you’d be interested in?’, in no way promising us anything at all.”
Goldstein added Warner Bros. were interested in them after their experience working with together on Game Night:
“They were interested in us because of Game Night and Spider-Man. Because of that combination they did kind of say, ‘We’d like you to consider one of our movies.’ So we read a number of the scripts, and that was one—we’re huge fans of the character, I collected the comic books as a kid. It was an exciting possibility.”
Daley said the two of the were drawn to The Flash because the quality of the character:
“Just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his shit together like Superman does. It’s more of a ground-level superhero.”
Goldstein also touched on how they were going to approach Flashpoint:
“It’s a relatable way in to a superhero movie in some of the same ways that Peter Parker was for the Marvel side of things.”
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