One of the best characters in Justice League is Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, so Flashpoint is a highly anticipated upcoming DC movie in 2019….
What will happen in Flashpoint is that Barry learns that his mother wasn’t murdered by his father, but by an evil speedster named Eobard Thawne. Barry goes back in time to prevent the murder (and thus keep his father out of prison), and when he returns to the present, he finds that time has changed dramatically.
Ezra Miller told Entertainment Weekly:
“What fans understand when they hear Flashpoint. It would be almost like hearing a word like ‘Crisis.’ We start to understand that our precious DC universe will inevitably be torn asunder to an endless, headache-inducing fabric of multiversality. The DC Hyper-Extended Multiverse, as I plan to call it. Quote me!”
Flashpoint has already been adapted two times – once for the animated movie (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), and once as the subject of the third season of The Flash TV show. For the third adaptation, Geoff Johns feels they need to tackle uncharted territory.
Geoff Johns added:
“There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else…The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”
Now here is where things get a bit confusing since Ben Affleck said he wanted out of the role. To clarify, Affleck doesn’t want to be in the solo The Batman films, but he wants to stay on board for the Justice League movies and tie-in films like Flashpoint. This means there will be two guys playing Batman?
But more importantly is “the Batman story of it all.” A report in Variety indicates that Ben Affleck is expected to appear in the movie.
The implication that Ben Affleck might appear in the movie actually does make sense, especially if Bruce Wayne/Batman appear in the movie’s framing sequences. The cool thing about all of this is that Barry Allen’s interaction with Thomas Wayne in the Flashpoint timeline could help bring some closure to Batman’s arc. It also may be the “cool way to segue out of” the role that Affleck recently hinted at wanting to leave.
We will keep you posted on this…