During Sdcc2017, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment took the stage for an explosive panel featuring its new films and superheroes. There, the studio confirmed several new superhero adventures, and one of them was none other than –– the fastest drumroll in history, please –– Flashpoint, written by DC Films head Geoff Johns.
Flashpoint is a Flash-centered storyline, which sees the Scarlet Speedster going back in time to save his mother from Reverse Flash. He succeeds, but he also creates an alternate timeline, one in which our most powerful heroes are either villains, completely different people ... or gone.
The storyline was recently adapted last season on The CW's The Flash, and previously had a DC animated movie:
This announcement gave fans a whole lot of questions. First of all: Is Flashpoint a replacement of The Flash's troubled solo adventure? Yes. According to The Wrap, the film is a fresh start for the Scarlet Speedster. But there's a bigger question...
Does This Mean A Reboot For The DCEU?
The DC Extended Universe may have started off on the wrong foot with Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, but Wonder Woman set things right. Still, fans have been clamoring for the franchise to be reinvented in some form of another.
At first, it seemed unlikely for Warner Bros. to (soft) reboot such a big saga when it was just starting, but that may be what's happening. Flashpoint is a way for DC to change the universe's status quo, to offer a clean slate and start over.
That's not only speculation though, because signs of a reboot are already showing. It was revealed that Warner Bros. was considering moving on with the DCEU without Ben Affleck as Batman (though the actor denied this at SDCC). It's safe to say that to pull off such a thing, there would need to be some reworking of the already deep mythology.
Of course, the change is not a sure thing. DC has multiple movies in the pipeline, including Batgirl, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens and Shazam!, so that begs the question: Would Flashpoint really be a game-changer for the franchise? Or will it be just a small event with relatively small repercussions like it was in the Arrowverse?
There's very little info right now to make a concrete guess, so we'll have to wait and see what happens next.
What do you think about Warner Bros. developing a Flashpoint movie?
[Source: The Wrap]