During Warner Bros.’ presentation in Hall H today there was a list of films shown for what we can expect in the near future for the DCEU. Whilst most of them were films we would expect on the list, one appears to have had a name change.
On the list included: Justice League, The Batman, Suicide Squad 2, Wonder Woman 2. Green Lantern Corps, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Shazam and…. Flash Point!
Flashpoint refers to a 2011 ‘The Flash’ storyline which saw Barry Allen transported to an alternative DC universe, one in which Bruce Wayne was killed instead of his parents, leading Thomas Wayne to become a much darker Batman and Martha’s grief sends her insane and ultimately leads her to become the Joker. Now this could be very interesting to see on the big screen. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan played the Wayne parenys in the opening titles of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ before we witnessed their deaths as the hands of a mugger, so I think it would be brilliant to see them portay their characters alternative selves in Flashpoint. Also in this alternative universe, there’s all out war between the Amazonians and Atlanteans, leading Wonder Woman to go head to head against Aquaman, which again would surely be a sight to behold on the big screen!
There’s still now news on who will direct Flash’s solo outing, so we can expect a number of DCEU films to go into development and release before we witness an alternative DCEU. It’s currently scheduled for a 2020 release, but this could be pushed back further.
Written by Tom Sheffield