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Andy Muschietti confirms Flash movie will still be Flashpoint story

January 9th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Despite all sorts of rumours going around, it seems The Flash movie will still be based on the epic Flashpoint storyline.

Director Andy Muschietti has confirmed at a recent Q&A for horror movie Underwater that the movie will be a “different version of Flashpoint than you’re expecting.”

Now, obviously, what this means is anyone’s guess, but I’m imagine that, rather than a story line that spans the entire DC Universe, the effects of Flashpoint will concentrate more on The Flash – played here by Ezra Miller – himself rather than Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the others in the current DCEU.

In the original Flashpoint storyline Batty Allen, AKA The Flash, goes back in time to save the life of his mother which has dire consequences throughout the DC Universe and changes, well, everything, So the story concentrates on Barry trying to put right what has gone wrong and, ultimately, deciding if he needs to let his mum die again.

And, while I believe the consequences will be less radical in the film universe, I believe they will use it to explain the recasting of Ben Affleck’s Batman (although the new movie with Robert Pattinson is set much earlier in the hero’s career) and small differences such as James Gordon now be playing by a black man etc.

It certainly would be a good way to introduce the poser of The Flash in the movies proper and also to tie up any loose ends that don’t quite connect in the DCEU movies… and no, it won’t (I’d imagine) pull Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker into the main lore.

So, there you have it… Flashpoint is back on. Are you excited for it? Let me know…

The Flash is expected to speed into cinemas on July 1st, 2022.

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….