DC FanDome’s Day 2 was a virtual Q&A with Flash film director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti, and star Ezra Miller. It was announced during the session that the film would “restart” the DCEU in a manner close to that of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies have rebooted the series without erasing what had happened before it. The film, inspired by the DC Comics’ Flashpoint saga, is scheduled for release on June 2, 2022, and features Batmen portrayed by both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.
I want you to go and see it, so I won’t tell you a lot, “said Barbara Muschietti.” But what I’m going to tell you is that this is a trip. It’ll be fun and exciting and there will be plenty of DC characters in it. Flash is this film’s protagonist, and he is the conduit between all these characters and timelines. And in a way, it restarts everything and forgets nothing at all.
Many who know the comics’ Flashpoint plot will still be shocked, however, as the film is not a straight replication of the series. “Our Flashpoint film is based on Flashpoint but it won’t be exactly like Flashpoint,” Andy Muschietti said. “Our film is inspired by the original comic book saga, so you’ll find lots of surprises and new events, and lots of exciting stuff that isn’t in the comic book.”
Just because there’s a new Batman movie coming out starring Robert Pattinson doesn’t mean Ben Affleck got the cowl retired for good. A new report says Affleck will come back as Batman in the forthcoming film The Flash. Vanity Fair has learned that Affleck, who portrayed Batman in Batman v Superman and Justice League, will appear for The Flash as peter parker starring Ezra Miller and being helmed by Andy Muschietti, the producer of It.
Affleck will be the next Batman in talks to be in The Flash after it’s announced that Michael Keaton, who portrayed Batman in the Tim Burton movies, will also take up his role for the film. The Flash will be a standalone movie starring the character version of Ezra Miller, who first emerged in the League of Justice.
It and It Chapter Two producer Andy Muschietti is heading the production after several executives and creative teams, with a plot based on DC Comics’ 2011 Flashpoint storyline. At Flashpoint, Barry Allen makes use of his abilities to try to avoid the murder of his mother.