DC's Flash movie, starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, has had a bit of a rocky road. The film first found a director in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Seth Grahame-Smith, but he dropped out and was followed by Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, who also left. Rumor has it that Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, and even Ben Affleck were at one point considered to direct the movie, but the studio ultimately landed on Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who had previously directed Vacation and Game Night. The script has also undergone quite a few rewrites, with recent reports saying it was being completely overhauled.
Concrete details about the film finally began to be released at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, when DC officially announced that the movie would be titled Flashpoint. This seems to suggest that the movie will cover the famous 2011 comic storyline (from DC head Geoff Johns), a move which could have huge ripple effects across the rest of the DCEU.
Despite the creative problems DC has had behind the scenes, the decision to make the movie a Flashpoint film is bold and exciting, and hints that there is a reason for the frequent delays in the film's production. As the CW's hit Flash series has proven, there's an audience out there. The pressure is on to get them in theaters.