DC’s Flashpoint Movie May Have Taken A Big Step Forward

The Flash in Justice League

The DC Extended Universe is a funny place. While still very much in its infancy, the studio has announced a ton of projects in the past few months, without providing a concrete release schedule for the majority of them. But one upcoming DCEU blockbuster that seems to be actively moving forward is Flashpoint, which will be Ezra Miller's first solo film as the shared universe's Barry Allen. While Flashpoint isn't expected to hit theaters until 2020, the baby blockbuster does seem to be moving forward lately. And the latest report indicates that the first script is finished, and they may be zeroing in on potential directors.

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These updates come to us from Variety's Justin Kroll, who seems to have gotten the heads up on a few Flashpoint developments. The studio will receive a finished draft of the script, making the highly anticipated solo adventure seem more real than ever before. Now they just have to find a director(s) to helm the project.

Flashpoint was originally set to be helmed by Dope director Rick Famuyiwa. It was he who cast certain actors like Billy Crudup and Kiersey Clemons, the latter of which was reportedly just cut from her cameo in Justice League. What's even more frustrating is that Famuyiwa wasn't even the first director to drop out of the project, as he was brought on to replace writer/director Seth Grahame-Smith. Flashpoint has already had quite a few setbacks, so hopefully the DCEU can finish the script and nail down a director soon.

Although The Flash has already had a difficult road to his first solo movie, Flashpoint's overall narrative seems to be coming together. The film will focus on one of the most iconic aspects of the beloved speedster: his ability to time travel and therefore accidentally change the world. Flashpoint has been a focus on the CW's TV series, but this blockbuster will no doubt flesh it out in a significant way.

Ezra Miller's Flash won't be the only hero showing up in his movie. Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher are set to reprise their roles as Wonder Woman and Cyborg respectively, although it's currently unclear how significant their roles will be. Smart money says they'll be an alternate version of the characters from when Barry changes history. Because while it'll be exciting to see the Justice League members show up in Flashpoint, the movie should attempt to truly focus on the title character, rather than the other heroes that audiences will (presumably) fall in love with after Justice League.

While Flashpoint won't show up until 2020, you can check out the Scarlet Speedster in Justice League on November 17th. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your final trips to the movies before the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.