The cast of writer/director Andrea Berloff's The Kitchen is expanding as Melissa McCarthy is in talks to join Tiffany Haddish. We discuss this plus Flashpoint, DC's streaming service, and more.

Melissa McCarthy in talks to join the cast of The Kitchen - Deadline

Known for Identity Thief, Ghostbusters and The Heat
Academy Award nominated for Bridesmaids
Joins Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein discuss how they became Flashpoint directors - Collider

No deal is officially in place
Daley - “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.”
Goldstein - “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.”
Daley on what attracted them to the character - “Just the fact that the character is unique from other superheroes in that he doesn’t completely have his s**t together like Superman does. It’s more of a ground-level superhero.”
Goldstein - “It’s a relatable way in to a superhero movie in some of the same ways that Peter Parker was for the Marvel side of things.”
Also complimented Ezra Miller’s acting ability

Twitter question from John @DarthJetta004 - “hey @DCDailyDrop liked your streaming show ideas! i was thinking an Earth-3 animated show could be cool! focused on resistance to the Injustice Society?”

Earth-3 is typically home to the Crime Syndicate/Evil JLA - Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman

*Justice League and Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash release digitally today; physical media on March 13

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