To say the production of the Flashpoint movie has been troubled would be an understatement. Losing two directors isn’t the way you want to start a big-budget movie. Warner Bros. has instead opted to slow down the project, going forward with production without a director, settling on the Flashpoint comic as the storyline and a script is reportedly complete.
Variety’s Justin Kroll expanded on situation behind Flashpoint’s production, taking to Twitter to provide the update. In his tweets he revealed the script for Flashpoint has been turned in. He also opened up about the situation concerning a possible director. Warner Bros. has not found the person it is looking for, but it may be very close.
Bob z still being considered but studio will take meetings with other filmmakers, in no rush to make announcement
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) September 26, 2017
The “L&M” refers to Chris Lord and Phil Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie and most of the Han Solo movie before they got fired. They were being considered for directing position before they took up to job of directing the big-screen adaptation of the Andy Weir (The Martian) novel, Artemis. Previously, Warner Bros. brought in Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa before they left due to creative differences.
Even with the script already in the studio’s hands, it is not in a hurry to find a director. The date for Flashpoint is now set for 2020, which means there is still plenty of time to find a director and iron out the production of the movie. The last thing Warner Bros. wants is a third director to leave the project.
The “Bob z” referred to in the tweet as a possible director is Robert Zemeckis, best known for the Back to the Future trilogy and Forrest Gump. He currently in consideration for the job, but as Kroll points out, Warner Bros. is still taking meetings with other directors.
For what it’s worth, DC head Geoff Johns has stated in the past that Robert Zemeckis is his favorite director.
The next DC movie that will come out is Justice League in November, followed by Aquaman in December 2018.