‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Screenwriters to Direct ‘Flash’

DC’s upcoming Flash movie is set to be directed by the screenwriting duo behind Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Hollywood Reporter are reporting.

The screenwriting duo, which comprises of Jonathan Goldstein and Freaks & Geaks alum John Francis Daley, have worked together previously on screenplays for Horrible Bosses 1 & 2, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 and the aforementioned Spider-Man movie, and made their feature directorial debuts on 2015 comedy Vacation starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

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The Flash movie previously had Dope director Rick Famuyiwa in the director’s seat, though he recently left due to “creative differences”. Originally, the film was set to be the directorial debut of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Pride & Prejudice and Zombies screenwriter (and novel author) Seth Grahame-Smith.

Ezra Miller is signed on to reprise his role as The Flash/Barry Allen following his appearance in 2017’s Justice League.

There is currently no release date for Flash, though DC’s current slate has Aquaman set for release in December 2018 and Shazam! – starring Zachary Levi and Dwayne Johnson – set for April 2019. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s next written and directed feature, Game Night, is due to open on February 23rd.


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