Flashpoint directors and writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein in a recent interview with Collider, went on to talk on how they landed the solo Flash movie. They go on to say that Warner Bros. gave them a list of DC movie and asked if they were interested in any of them, clarifying that they weren’t promising any of the movies.
Out of all the movies listed, they choose Flashpoint due to being huge fans of The Flash character.
“They gave us a list of DC properties and said, ‘Is there anything you’d be interested in?’, in no way promising us anything at all. They were interested in us because of Game Night and Spider-Man. Because of that combination they did kind of say, ‘We’d like you to consider one of our movies.’ So we read a number of the scripts, and that was one—we’re huge fans of the character, I collected the comic books as a kid. It was an exciting possibility.”
Goldstein goes on to say why they like the character, by stating he’s not as well put together as Superman, that he’s a ground-level superhero.
“Just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his shit together like Superman does. It’s more of a ground-level superhero.”
For the full interview, watch the video interview below: