DC Comics brought its new lineup of DC Extended Universe movies to Comic-Con 2017 and one of them came with a major reveal:
The Flash movie in the DCEU will officilally be titled Flashpoint!
DC Comics fans are going to hear that title and start freaking out! “Flashpoint” was written by DC Films head Geoff Johns, and remains one of the most beloved and epic DC Comics storylines of the last decade – with huge implications for the future of the DCEU.
In the story, Barry Allen/The Flash travels back in time to stop his nemesis, The Reverse-Flash, from killing Barry’s mother when he was a kid. However, that benevolent action creates a butterfly effect that reverberates throughout the entire DC Universe, changing the fates of many of its superheroes. As Barry tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to the timeline, the new world of “Flashpoint” faces Armageddon, as a war between Aquaman’s Atlantis and Wonder Woman’s Amazons threatens the globe with nuclear annihilation.
One of the most beloved aspects of Flashpoint is the new versions of iconic DC Comics heroes and villains it presents (see: Thomas Wayne Batman), and that prospect raises some exciting questions about what can/will be done with this DCEU adaptation.
We will next see Ezra Miller’s DCEU Flash in Justice League this fall.