Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, the fast-rising star of the DC Extended Universe, is rumored to appear in the upcoming Flash solo movie, Flashpoint. The premiere of Wonder Woman earlier this summer was the shot in the arm the franchise desperately needed, becoming the property’s first bona fide critical and commercial hit. Pundits and audiences praised the work done by director Patty Jenkins, and the movie dominated the box office for an extended period of time to become one of the highest-grossing films of 2017. Warner Bros. was quick to capitalize on the character’s popularity, fast tracking a sequel for a December 2019 release date.
Of course, Diana of Themyscira will grace big screens later this fall when Justice League opens in theaters, but apparently WB’s plans for the character go well beyond team-up films and a series of solo endeavors. According to the latest reports, Gadot is going to be a guest star in the first film for one of her fellow League members: The Flash.
Per Forbes, it’s expected Gadot will reprise her now-iconic antagonist role in Flashpoint, which serves as a vehicle for Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen. Though that movie has experienced its fair share of ups and downs during pre-production (losing multiple directors due to creative differences), the outlet mentions WB will release Flashpoint at some point in 2020.
Currently, Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps. are on the schedule for that year, but the DCEU is in a very fluid position with a number of productions in various stages of development. It’s perfectly logical for the game plan to change as the studio irons everything out.
Should this come into fruition, it means Gadot is poised to play the Amazonian princess in five films over a five year period (beginning with 2016’s Batman V Superman). Some casual audiences might fear this runs the risk of overexposure, but including Diana in Flashpoint makes a good deal of sense from a storytelling perspective (and not just marketing). Wonder Woman is a main character in the storyline from the comics, and even if the film takes some artistic liberties when adapting its source material, it would be difficult to pull off an accurate Flashpoint movie without including Wonder Woman in some capacity. Additionally, there’s an aforementioned business aspect to this move, since Diana is currently one of DC’s most bankable figures. Gadot’s role, no matter how small, would definitely be a selling point in trailers.
Hopefully, some clarity about the DCEU’s future comes in the near future, as fans are curious to see how the newly announced slate takes shape. If the studio is eying 2020 for Flashpoint, they still have plenty of time to get all the pieces in place before moving forward. Depending on how things shake out, Gadot may not be the only familiar face to return in Flashpoint. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is game to portray Thomas Wayne’s Batman, so there’s no telling where this movie will go.
Screen Rant will keep you updated on Flashpoint as more information becomes available.
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