The Flash Movie ‘Restarts Everything’ But Doesn’t Forget the Past. Here’s What You Need To Know
Right when we thought that the DCEU was done for good, the recently organized virtual convention by Warner Bros titled DC FanDome flipped the entire scenario. With more than ever movies decked up for release, the year 2020 has surely been a good one for DC Fans. From Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League to the sequel of The Suicide Squad, they have us extremely hyped for 2021.
Well, with a release scheduled for the summer of 2022, a standalone Flash movie is also on its way. The speedy superhero which was played by Ezra Miller was first sighted on screen in the Justice League movie. He will apparently be seen again in Zack Snyder’s directors’ cut of that film.
On Saturday, during the second day of the DC FanDome event, a virtual Q&A was conducted with The Flash movie director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti, and the star himself Ezra Miller. It was revealed during the session that the film will “restart” the DCEU in a similar manner to how the Star Trek films rebooted their franchise without erasing what came before it.
It was previously published that The Flash movie would include not just one Batman but two. Thanks to the multiverse, Michael Keaton is returning as Batman alongside Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight who was supposedly done with the role. So far, the two versions of Batman are the only other characters besides Flash who are confirmed to be in the film. However, during the virtual Q&A, a question was directed towards the film’s producer Barbara Muschietti which asked for more information about the movie. Barbara who was a bit reluctant to share much about the film said, “Well, I want you to go see it, so I’m not going to tell you a lot. But what I will tell you is that it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot of DC characters in it. Flash is the superhero of this film because he is the bridge between all of these characters and timelines. And in a way, it restarts everything and doesn’t forget anything.”
Michael Keaton’s presence in the film is credited to its plot. From what’s known about the story, it will be a loose adaptation of the Flashpoint comic, which revolved around Barry Allen’s time travel to save his mother Nora Allen. It seems like he’s set to run into Michael Keaton’s Batman in the big-screen version. But the director Andy Muschietti in his view about the story being compared to the Flashpoint comic said, “Our movie Flash is based on Flashpoint but it’s not going to be exactly like Flashpoint, Our movie is inspired by the original comic book saga. So you’re going to find a lot of surprises and new events, and a lot of thrilling things that are not in the comic book.”
The Ezra Miller-led Flash movie would be acting as a turning point for the current DC universe and would essentially be the opener of the multiverse into the DCEU. However, it won’t be the first time fans would be seeing a crossover of the multiverse. DC’s multiverse has already been cited through the Arrowverse. During the crossover event titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, Grant Gustin’s Flash crossed paths with Ezra Miller’s speedster. Now with endless possibilities opening, it’s honestly hard to keep yourself composed.
Andy Muschietti also talked about the tone of The Flash movie saying that his flash version would slightly be altered. “My Flash is not gonna be light or dark in tone. It’s gonna have everything. If you saw my previous movies like It and It 2, you’ll know that I like to put everything in it. So what you’ll see in Flash is a very deep emotional story, but it’s also gonna be very funny hopefully and a great, epic adventure at the same time. And also terrifying sometimes.” said Andy.
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Talking about the film’s humorous temperament, Andy also spoke about how Ezra Miller’s version of Flash is a more joyous take on the iconic character. He was unquestionably the element of comic relief in 2017’s Justice League and would surely give a drolling touch to his solo feature film as well.
Besides Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, word for other actors is yet to be announced. The film is seeking to resume productions in 2021. The Flash is currently scheduled to release on June 3, 2022.
Make sure to let us know in the comments which crossover of the DC superhero you are most excited to see!