The DC Extended Universe is a tricky place. The shared universe seem to be in a constant state of flux, as a series of director drop outs and new film announcements have left the DCEU without a concrete schedule. But one film that seems to be finally moving forward is the Flashpoint movie, which will be Ezra Miller's first solo movie as the live-action Barry Allen. The film will co-star Billy Crudup and Kiersey Clemons, the latter of which has been pretty vocal about her role as Iris West. Clemons recently teased the complicated timeline in the upcoming Flashpoint movie, and seems like it will be a wild one.
Sounds like Flashpoint will focus on the various timelines that Barry Allen is able to travel between, which should make the Scarlet Speedster's first solo movie unlike anything we've seen in the DCEU thus far.
Kiersey Clemons' comments to Entertainment Tonight will no doubt excite the comic book purists who are following the DC Extended Universe. Flashpoint is one of The Flash's most iconic plot points, so anticipation for the solo film has been slowly building since the title was revealed. The plot line revolves around an alternate universe, which Barry Allen suddenly wakes up in. He has no powers, his mother is alive, and his father died of a heart attack. The member of the Justice League are also vastly altered and more dark, making the iconic comic one of the biggest crossover events in The Flash's history.
And the DCEU's Flashpoint movie certainly seems to be strongly influenced by the comic series. Both Wonder Woman and Cyborg are currently set to appear in the film, allowing alternate versions of The League to show up throughout its runtime. A script has just been turned into the studio, which is currently seeking a director to helm the film. Unfortunately, it's already lost two in the form of Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa.
Kiersey Clemons was set to make her debut as Iris West in the DCEU in Zack Snyder's Justice League. But it looks like her brief role will be left on the cutting room floor, so now we really don't know when and where we'll meet Iris within the context of Flashpoint. But with multiple universes likely factoring into the narrative, we may see more than one Iris before the film's runtime is complete.
While Flashpoint won't arrive in theaters until 2020, the next DCEU installment will be Justice League on November 17, 2017. While it looks like we won't see Kiersey Clemons in the film, Billy Crudup will make his debut as Dr. Henry Allen. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your final trips to the movies before the New Year.
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 CinemaBend. 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 famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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