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The Flash Movie May Finally Have a Director (Again)

It’s been a rocky road for Ezra Miller’s The Flash to his own solo movie. The film has lost not one, but two directors since being announced — and that second one departed over a year ago. Well, the few of you actually excited for this movie (tentatively titled Flashpoint) may have a ray of hope now, as there may be finally someone in charge again.

It’s being reported that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now in talks to take over directing the movie. The two are probably best known for writing the Marvel and Sony joint venture Spider-Man: Homecoming, and are arguably a pretty solid pair to take on the project should things not fall through.

I don’t know — I’ve been opposed to a standalone Flash movie from the beginning. I mean, there is a successful television series out there digging through stories, and while it takes place in an alternate timeline than the films I have a hard time seeing the film do anything other than retread ground the series has already covered. They literally did a Flashpoint set of episodes for pete’s sake. I like Ezra Miller as the Flash, but I think he’s best used as a character making appearances in other characters’ movies.

But, y’know, that’s what would make sense — and unless it involves Wonder Woman, Warner Bros rarely does things that make sense on the big screen.


Hooray! The Spider-Man Reboot Won’t Make Us Watch Uncle Ben Die Again

One of the biggest concerns I had with the new reboot of Spider-Man that’s coming up is that I really, really, really don’t want to sit through Uncle Ben’s death yet again. I mean, it’s a scene you see coming as soon as Uncle Ben walks on screen, and I’ve gone through it twice as an adult.

And I so don’t need a third.

Well, there’s some good news for people like me, as apparently the next Spider-Man film will skip the origin, as we’re already expected to know it.

Jonathan Goldstein said in an interview “Everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died.” While the film is in early stages, it looks like we’ll jump straight to “Spider-Man exists” and not bother with the how.

Because we all know the how.

It’s not the first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of a character has had his origin story skipped, as the Edward Norton Incredible Hulk skipped it as well (as they assumed that everyone remembered the Eric Bana Hulk).

Spider-Man is scheduled to appear in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and his as of yet untitled solo film is due in 2017.

Via EW