The Flashpoint film will soon enter filming, according to Ezra Miller himself, who plays the current iteration of the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen. After his successful introduction in Justice League that left the majority of the fandom clamoring for a solo movie, it seems like Warner Bros. is quietly moving forward with his first standalone outing despite the lack of official update about it since its announcement back in the summer.
While we're not yet sure how Warner Bros. plans to spin the Flashpoint film, readers of the comics know how pivotal it is not just to Barry Allen's personal story arc, but on the whole franchise. In it, Barry attempts to travel back in time to save his mother from being murdered. Unbeknown to him, his actions have a massive effect on the existing DC mythos. This includes having an ongoing war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman, as well as the existence of a far more violent version of Batman with Thomas Wayne donning the cowl. If persistent rumors of Ben Affleck wanting out of his current superhero gig turn out to be true, Flashpoint is a great way to do it, especially with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played the Wayne patriarch in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, seemingly eager to pick-up the role.
The update has come courtesy of Daniel Eliesen on Twitter claiming that he was able to ask Miller during ACE Comic-Con over the weekend regarding the status of Flashpoint. The actor's reply seems pretty ecstatic (granted that he seems to be always exuberant) indicating that all is well with his standalone movie. Check out the tweet below:
Just asked Ezra when are we getting Flashpoint and he said “ we’re starting it pretty soon, can’t wait.” #TheFlash— Daniel Eliesen (@Daniel_Eliesen) December 9, 2017
While we're all thrilled that Flash will get his own standalone film after his promising debut in Justice League, it's interesting that Flashpoint is already set to kick-off production when we barely have any concrete update about it. Since it has been announced, things have mostly been quiet on that front, with no concrete updates. There have, of course, been countless rumors, but unless WB comes forward and confirm them, they will remain nothing more than that. Additionally, with three more films already on the docket having release dates, it seems likelier Wonder Woman 2 will be next in line in terms of principal photography, given it follows David F. Sandberg's Shazam, which begins production early next year.
In any case, it's also possible that Miller was speaking about pre-production which is arguably is a far more plausible scenario granted the aforementioned reasons. Unless of course, Warner Bros. decides to fast-track the project in order to execute the rumored soft-reset on the DC Films franchise. With only one film coming out in 2018, folks behind the DCEU could regroup and take their time deciding on the best way they can handle their superhero franchise moving forward.
Source: Daniel Eliesen
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