During today’s Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con, several films were announced for DC’s new slate, including sequels for both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, the solo Batman film, Justice League Dark, and even Green Lantern Corps. But the one that stuck out the most was the Flash movie, officially titled Flashpoint, based on the 2011 comic book storyline.
For those unfamiliar with the comics, which were written by Geoff Johns (who now oversees the DCEU), Flashpoint is essentially a big reset button. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) runs so fast that he travels back in time and prevents his mother from being killed. However, thanks to The Butterfly Effect, this has major repercussions across the DC universe.
It’s unknown how closely the movie will try to copy Flashpoint, especially since they still don’t have a director, but the implications for the DCEU are huge. Rather than just giving The Flash his own movie or a standard origin story, they’re basically turning his solo feature into a film that could fundamentally change the entirety of the DCEU.
It seems they may have already been aiming toward that anyways based on the Flash and Bruce Wayne scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Barry obviously learns to time travel as he apparently is traveling back in time to warn Bruce about the evil Superman, which is depicted in the “Knightmare Batman” vision that Bruce has. Is that what Justice League will lead to? Or will they be able to change the future?
No release date has been announced.