Directors of ‘Vacation’ Reboot Brought On to Direct DC’s ‘Flashpoint’

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brian-mcgee - January 17, 2018

Hey, I've got another really bad idea to tell you guys about. DC has been trying to get a Flash movie off the ground since the notion of bringing the Justice League to the big screen first arose. The film had a director for a really long time, Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, but he walked away from the project nearly two years ago now and the whole thing lay dormant for a while. 

Then we heard rumblings of them chucking that whole concept and doing a straight adaptation of the comic limited series Flashpoint, where The Flash travels through time and alternate dimensions. It mostly seemed like a way to let Jeffrey Dean Morgan play Batman, as in the Flashpoint comic, it was Thomas Wayne that survived the encounter with Joe Chill and became Batman after the thug murdered his son Bruce and his wife...

So yeah, it sounded like a terrible idea then, and it sounds even more terrible now that Variety has reported that the writing and directing team behind 2015's Vacation reboot—Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Sam from Freaks and Geeks)—has signed on to direct the project. Goldstein and Daley were two of the six credited writers on Spider-Man: Homecoming, so they have a touch of comic book movie pedigree, but that Vacation movie was wretched.

It's honestly hard to trust them after that. And I mean, just look at these two...

The one on the left looks like he's helping the one on the right prep for his Bar Mitzvah. Do we need a comic book movie directed by the guys who couldn't competently craft a single joke in any of their screenplays for Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and Horrible Bosses 2

This feels to me like DC is partially giving up. Just give these guys the keys to a two hundred million dollar movie because they've been loyal enough to make all of their garbage movies at Warner Brothers? Whatever man, this project should have stayed dead. Sound off in the comments section if you think I'm out of my mind. I dare you.

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