For a film centered on the Fastest Man Alive, it’s ironic how lengthy it’s taken for The Flash to truly get off the bottom. Nevertheless, Warner Bros remains to be shifting forward with spotlighting Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in his personal film, with IT’s Andy Muschietti now directing and Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson writing the script.
The filmmaker dropped this data whereas talking with That Hashtag Show after moderating a panel for the Kristen Stewart-led movie Underwater. Andy Muschietti additionally talked about that he’ll start engaged on The Flash this 12 months, which is sensible because the film is at present scheduled to return out in summer season 2022.
For these unfamiliar with Flashpoint, it was a crossover occasion that noticed the principle DC universe timeline being drastically altered. The core story adopted Barry Allen awakening on this modified actuality with out his tremendous pace and being the one one conscious of how issues was once. The occasions of Flashpoint led to the New 52 relaunch, which reset many of the DC continuity.
Flashpoint has beforehand been tailored into an animated film (2013’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), and parts of it had been included included into Season three of The Flash TV collection. Then in 2017, it was introduced that The Flash film, which had already been in growth for a number of years, can be a Flashpoint adaptation.
Now it sounds just like the Flashpoint practice is rolling once more beneath Andy Muschietti and Christina Hodson’s steering, although for those who’re anticipating a comparatively trustworthy adaptation of the storyline, suppose once more. We’ll have to attend and see what Muschitti means by “different,” although I think about that on the very least, time journey will nonetheless be concerned given not simply its significance to the unique Flashpoint story, however the way it’s ceaselessly used within the total Flash mythology.
When we final noticed Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in Justice League, he had simply gotten a job on the Central City Police Department and was rather more assured in his function as a superhero in comparison with earlier than the tussles with Steppenwolf and his Parademon military. By the time The Flash comes out, it’ll have been about 4 and a half years since Justice League’s launch, however it’s unclear how a lot time may have handed for Barry.
I’ll even be curious to see if The Flash’s model of Flashpoint, assuming time journey does consider, shall be used to elucidate why the DC Extended Universe isn’t as interconnected because it as soon as was. Naturally when Flashpoint was first introduced, loads of followers speculated on how the film might alter the DCEU framework, however with Warner Bros now taking a extra standalone and filmmaker-centric strategy with the DC films, this Flashpoint adaptation might clarify the adjustments on this fictional actuality.
In any case, The Flash remains to be scheduled to race into theaters on July 1, 2022. Don’t overlook to look by our DC films information to be taught what else this superhero franchise has coming down the pipeline.