The Flash: Barbara Muschietti says DC movie ‘restarts everything’
Ever since Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s official casting for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Flash movie, DC fans have been speculating that the Ezra Miller-led superhero film might be the one to reset the whole continuity of the DCEU films, especially when director Andy Muschietti previously confirmed that the film will be adapting the famous “Flashpoint” storyline.
During the Fan Q&A sessions at yesterday’s DC FanDome, producer Barbara Muschietti addressed this fan theory by teasing a new detail about the long-in development film. “Well, I want you to go see it, so I’m not going to tell you a lot. But what I will tell you is that it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot of DC characters in it. Flash is the superhero of this film because he is the bridge between all of these characters and timelines. And in a way, it restarts everything and doesn’t forget anything.”
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017. The studio even went so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t sound like this is still the case.
It’s probably for the best that the filmmakers are going to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. After all, the story has already been brought to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A few years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its own version of the story during the show’s third season. With this, it makes sense that Warner Bros.’ film division would want to make something that stands out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering could also be used a means of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.
Set to be directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti, the Ezra Miller-led Flash movie is now scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022. Miller first portrayed the scarlet speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.