The Flash surrounded by lightning in Justice League

Even though Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, has only just now made his full DC Extended Universe debut in Justice League after cameoing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the pieces are already moving into place for the speedster to go through his own version of Flashpoint. Just like the 2011 comic book miniseries of the same name, the Flashpoint movie is expected to have major ramifications on the DCEU due to the timeline being altered, and as a result, Flash actor Ezra Miller has come up with a new name for this shared universe: the DC Hyper-Extended Multiverse. In his words:

What fans understand when they hear Flashpoint would be almost like hearing a word like 'Crisis.' We start to understand that our precious DC universe will inevitably be torn asunder to an endless, headache-inducing fabric of multiversality. The DC Hyper-Extended Multiverse, as I plan to call it. Quote me!

That doesn't roll off the tongue quite as well as DC Extended Universe does or even the older DC Cinematic Universe classification, but if you like Hyper and Multiverse elements that Ezra Miller added, then by all means, tell your friends about them! New franchise name aside, Miller's comments to EW suggest that the Flashpoint movie will be just as epic in scale as the original Geoff Johns story was, which is appreciated. While The Flash TV series opted to adapt Flashpoint only for its Season 3 premiere (though the consequences of that timeline played out for the rest of the season), a big screen adaptation needs to have major ramifications, just like the Crisis on Infinite Earths story had decades ago.

The original Flashpoint story saw the main DC Comics timeline being drastically altered, with notable differences including Cyborg being the world's most famous superhero, Thomas Wayne is serving as Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have been engaged in a way that's resulted in millions of casualties, and Superman has been held captive by the U.S. government since he landed on Earth. It remains to be seen how closely the Flashpoint movie will adhere to the source material, although given that report that Gal Gadot will reprise Wonder Woman for that project and Geoff Johns saying Batman will be involved, it sounds like it will be a reasonably faithful adaptation. If that's the case, then not only will moviegoers be treated to a drastically different version of the DCEU, but Flash wiping the Flashpoint timeline away could result in the main DCEU timeline being altered in unexpected ways, a la the New 52. The possibilities are endless!

You can see Flash running around now in Justice League, but a release date for Flashpoint hasn't been set yet. CinemaBlend will bring you more updates on that movie as they come in, but in the meantime, look through our DC movies guide to see what else this franchise has coming.

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