Underoos, are you OK with this? And how about you, DC fans?
Daley and Goldstein have several writing credits together -- including "Horrible Bosses," that sequel, and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" -- and they directed the 2015 "Vacation" movie starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. (You may also recall Daley from his acting days as Sam Weir on "Freaks and Geeks," and Dr. Lance Sweets on "Bones.")
Variety's director negotiation news is unconfirmed, since Warner Bros. declined to comment. If it's true, it definitely suggests a more comedic tone for Barry Allen's solo showcase. Will DC fans be into that? They take pride in the DCEU being different from the MCU. Then again, The Powers That Be would surely love to piggyback on the success of Marvel's $$$-making formula. And The Flash is more of a comedic character than most of the DC superheroes. It could work. But it's a delicate balance.
"The Flash" was on a director losing streak for a while, with both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa leaving from "creative differences." While looking for Famuyiwa's replacement, Variety noted, Warner Bros. decided to take the script in a different direction, with Joby Harold writing a new draft. Variety also said the studio initially wanted Batman actor Ben Affleck to direct, but he passed. (There were also rumors that Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, and Sam Raimi were in line to direct, so we have to take each new "The Flash" report with a grain of salt.)
Ezra Miller's Barry Allen debuted in "Justice League," and his "Flashpoint" movie is currently scheduled for release in theaters in 2020. As far as we know, "Flashpoint" will still costar Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.
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