The Flash Movie 'Restarts Everything' But Doesn't Forget the Past

At Day 2 of DC FanDome, a virtual Q&A was held with Flash movie director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti, and star Ezra Miller. During the session it was revealed that the film will “restart” the DCEU in a way similar to how the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films rebooted that franchise without erasing what came before it.The film, which will be inspired by the Flashpoint saga from the DC Comics, is slated for release June 2, 2022 and will feature Batmans played by both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.

“I want you to go see it, so I’m not going to tell you a lot,” Barbara Muschietti said. “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.”

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Those who know the Flashpoint storyline from the comics will still be surprised though since the film isn’t a direct copy of that arc. “Our movie Flash is based on Flashpoint but it’s not going to be exactly like Flashpoint, Andy Muschietti shared. “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.”

Other news from DC FanDome Day 2 includes a new title for Young Justice: Season 4, a new suit for Supes in the upcoming Superman and Lois TV series, and a new Martha Wayne development for Pennyworth: Season 2.

Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.


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