Is it time to change things up already?
During the Comic-Con event, Warner Bros. has revealed the upcoming Flash solo film is going to be called “Flashpoint.” If you’re a hardcore comic fan, the name might mean something to you and the possible future of DC Extended Universe.
The name is from the 2011 mini-series where Barry Allen, in an attempt to change history, accidentally created an alternate world where the world is in a blink of coming to an end. The mini-series is what led to the New 52 reboot, and there’s a high possibility that DCEU will receive a similar treatment afterwards.
It’s only been short four years since the conception of DCEU, but a reboot to the franchise is already necessary. This is mainly due to Ben Affleck’s disinterest to be Batman anymore. Even though Affleck has made it clear during Comic-Con that him leaving the role of Cape Crusader is just a rumor, it’s still hard not to notice that he’s no longer directing the upcoming Batman solo film, and director Matt Reeves has tossed out the script written by Affleck and Geoff Johns.
If Flashpoint really follows the plot where Barry tries to rewrite the history, it’s possible that by the time he returns there will be an entirely new Batman played by a younger actor entirely. This will be a great way for Warner Bros. to get rid off Affleck and move things towards a brighter direction as well. This is referring to Zack Snyder’s artistic tone where the films are dark and grim. If Flashpoint can really create a different DCEU, it would be nice to see a lighter tone DC heroes similar to how the MCU is. That said, I doubt Warner Bros. will rid what’s already working such as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
But what do you think? Will Flashpoint really change the DCEU? Should Warner Bros. recast Batman already? How awesome will it be to see Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman fight toe-to-toe on the big screen? Let’s discuss in the comments below.