The announcement by Warner Brothers and DC Films that their upcoming standalone Flash movie would be titled Flashpoint made waves. With plenty of headlines emanating out of San Diego Comic-Con from the comic book label, that scoop of news took many off guard as the iconic narrative carries many permutations and consequences for the remainder of the franchise.
The very same storyline was mimicked for CW's The Flash on season 2, seeing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) travel back in time to save his mother's life. While that was supposed to be a positive change in the timeline for the superhero, the result would see the forensic scientist lose his powers as a number of other characters old and new come into play.
According to a new report from Forbes, it appears as though Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will be one of those taking part in alternative reality, pairing up with Ezra Miller for a blockbuster that promises to be epic.
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There are all manner of theories floating around the Internet with this picture ensuring a genuine shakeup of the status quo. One of which sees Wonder Woman fighting Aquaman as their respective armies reck havoc around Europe to leave millions dead and the world paralyzed. In this instance, the Justice League never forms as the headline characters are left to their own devises and in same cases, at each other's throats.
The intriguing element to Flashpoint also surrounds the casting of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan linked as a possibility to take over the Caped Crusader duties. This would allow the studio and filmmakers to release Ben Affleck from a role that he has been flirting with leaving for some time, but at this juncture, it is pure speculation.
Ray Fisher's Cyborg has been confirmed for Flashpoint as his standalone movie continues to endure further delays.
Nightwing Director Urges Patience with Project
As The LEGO Batman Movie filmmaker Chris McKay puts the pieces of the jigsaw in place for the DCEU title Nightwing, the lack of press at SDCC left many concerned. Is the reluctance an indication that the spinoff will be consigned to the bin of history? Not at all according to McKay.
This isn't going to be like that. I want this movie to blow you away. We need time to get it right.
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) August 4, 2017
Taking to social media to address the topic, he explained that the absence of Nightwing news at the event was purely about timing. He wants to get it right before rushing through anything on the DCEU slate.
“I’ve turned down films because they were backed into a release date that made it difficult to make a great film," he wrote. "This isn’t going to be like that. I want this movie to blow you away. We need time to get it right.”