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Is DC/Warners’ Flashpoint movie scrapped in favour of… something else?

May 9th, 2018 by Marc Comments

You may recall last month a report from THR on writer Dan Mazeau made a commentabut his work with DC/Warners and said: “He worked on the Warner Bros.’ Flash movie project when it was titled Flashpoint”.

The use of the past-tense here got many fans pondering if the Flashpoint movie was dead at Warners. Why? Well maybe after the poor performance of Justice League they are reluctant to go down the team-up route again, or perhaps with Infinity War destroying not just heroes but box offices, they realised finally that the DC movies could be a true gold mine if just treated with the respect they  deserved.

Now, a tweet from Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzolez (below) shows Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Batman from Flashpoint disappearing ala the victims of Thanos’ grand plan in Infinity War. While some speculate that it means Morgan is no longer interested in playing Batman (in the comics flash changes the past and Bruce is the one who dies on that fateful night, with his dad, Thomas, becoming Batman… and his mum, Martha, becoming Joker), it seems more likely Gonzalez is hinting at the end of Flashpoint for what we can only presume is a straight up Flash movie.

It is interesting because we assumed Flashpoint would be used to remove Ben Affleck from the Batman/Bruce Wayne role, allowing a replacement (younger?) actor to movie in. Does this mean that Affleck, who was expected to leave, is reconsidering, given the new direction the movies seem to be taking?

Let us know your thoughts…


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….