With the success of the CW’s The Flash, a film treatment was assured and planned since October 2014. This was followed up in Ezra Miller’s casting and cameo in 2015’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and his expanded role in last year’s Justice League. However, the decision of making Barry Allen’s first solo film based upon Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s graphic novel Flashpoint as opposed to an origin/prequel to BvS. However, recent reports suggest that the fans’ disdain has been heard.
The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez tweeted a photoshopped image of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Flashpoint Batman dissolving ala Avengers: Infinity War (sorry for the spoiler for those who haven’t seen the film). The significance of Morgan as the Dark Knight is that he portrayed the ill-fated Thomas Wayne in the brief origin flashback for Batman in BvS. Further, in Flashpoint, it was Bruce who had died that night, leading Thomas to abandon his practice to become a corrupt casino owner to lure out criminals for him to eliminate later on as Batman. Gonzalez’s image suggests that the Flashpoint project may be off the table. This could also be due to the signing of Game Night directors John Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
As to whether the first Flash solo treatment will be an origin story or a story after the events of Justice League, such details will be revealed once they are made available. For the moments, outraged fans can breathe in a sigh of relief that Flashpoint is not on the horizon for The Fastest Man Alive. At least, not yet, anyway.