For as long as the DC Extended Universe has been a thing, there's been the promise of a Flash movie. With Ezra Miller's Barry Allen now having appeared in three movies, as well as Grant Gustin's version of the Scarlet Speedster still enjoying popularity in the TV world, now is a great time to finally spotlight the character in his own movie. However, the project has hit several behind-the-scenes obstacles over the years, most notably losing two directors. But now it looks like The Flash movie's luck is finally starting to turn around.
It was reported last week that Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct Flash's movie, which is now called Flashpoint. Assuming a deal is finalized, this will finally put the Fastest Man Alive's cinematic adventure back on track. That being said, there are still a few questions on our minds concerning Flashpoint that we'd like to be answered as the year progresses. Starting off, let's talk about the movie's lack of a release date.
When Will It Open?
For a long time The Flash movie was expected to race into theaters sometime in March of 2018, but it became increasingly clear with each new behind-the-scenes setback that it wasn't going to make that date. Now Flashpoint is undated, although some rumors indicate DC and Warner Bros want to release it in 2020. When the initial DCEU slate was announced, Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps were slated for that year, but a lot has changed since then, and it wouldn't be surprising in the slightest if one or both of those movies have been delayed. Since Shazam! and Suicide Squad 2 are already scheduled to begin filming this year, it's highly unlikely that a Flashpoint shoot will be crammed in as well so it comes out in 2019, leaving 2020 as the earliest we could see it. However, if the creative forces involved want to take a little more time with perfecting the story, then it's possible that it may not arrive until 2021 or even 2022. We'll have to wait and see.
What Supporting Flash Characters Will Be Introduced?
Aside from Barry Allen (obviously), the only character from the Flash mythos who's been seen in the DCEU so far is Henry Allen, who, like his comic book counterpart, is languishing in prison due to being wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, Nora Allen. Kiersey Clemons was supposed to appear in Justice League as Iris West, but her scenes were cut for the theatrical release. Presumably Henry will be back for Flashpoint and Iris will finally be introduced, although it remains to be seen if Clemons will still be inhabiting the role. But what other Flash supporting characters could we meet? Now that Barry's working with the Central City Police Department, perhaps we'll see some of his fellow co-workers/bosses, like David Singh, Gregory Wolfe, Patty Spivot, James Forrest, etc. Maybe the movie can find a way to fit Jay Garrick into the story without having his background as the Golden Age Flash. Above all else, I'm hoping that Flashpoint can bring back Jai Courtney to reprise Captain Boomerang so that the Scarlet Speedster can kick his ass once again.