Ben Affleck Rejected the Position of Directing Flashpoint – Report
Ben Affleck could have ended up directing Flashpoint, that is if he had accepted the proposal from Warner Bros. at some point in the past.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, Jeff Sneider from The Tracking Board revealed that the current Batman was being courted for several months by the company. This was after Warner Bros. decided to not wait for Robert Zemeckis any longer. Affleck, however, chose to pass the opportunity to direct Flashpoint. There is no word on what drove his decision though.
Warner Bros. had been courting none other than BEN AFFLECK to direct THE FLASH, but he ultimately passed on the gig, and the studio didn't want to wait for Robert Zemeckis.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 16, 2018
Flashpoint has had a rocky ride trying to get itself together in the past couple of years. It has lost two directors so far over creative differences; first being the original director Seth Grahame-Smith, and then the replacing director Rick Famuyiwa.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, screenwriters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, are said to be currently in talks with Warner Bros. over the vacant position. If the report is true then we should be hearing an official announcement in the coming weeks.
Flashpoint will see Ezra Miller fill the shoes of Barry Allen, the Flash, as he travels back in time to save his mother from being murdered. The journey ends up altering the course of history, creating a new timeline that severely impacts many of the most profound superheroes and supervillains in the future.
There is still no release date for Flashpoint, but it was initially slated to hit theaters worldwide later this year. It is believed that the movie will see appearances from Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck’s Batman in some capacity.