The original Flashpoint comic book storyline is simply six years previous, however it’s already been tailored twice. The animated film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox was a fairly simple adaptation, whereas The Flash TV collection solely loosely used that story’s parts in its Season three premiere. It was introduced at this previous San Diego Comedian-Con that Flashpoint will subsequent be tackled as a theatrical film, however we have not realized but how trustworthy this new version might be to its comedian ebook predecessor. Nevertheless, based on DC president and Flashpoint comics author Geoff Johns, Batman will stay an vital half within the film. Whereas speaking about how Flashpoint will discover new floor, Johns mentioned:
There’s parts in it that we will be enjoying into that we could not do wherever else. The size of it, the Batman story of all of it.
That is our second indicator that the Flashpoint film might be a extra trustworthy adaptation of the unique story. Just a few months again, it was reported that Gal Gadot will reprise Wonder Woman for Flashpoint, and if that is true, that additionally bodes properly for seeing Jason Momoa reprise Aquaman, as Diana of Themyscira and Arthur Curry are at conflict with each other. Now with Geoff Johns telling EW that Batman will issue into the film, it could appear that fairly than take main artistic liberties, this Flashpoint will stick nearer to the supply materials, although like with most superhero motion pictures, you may anticipate that there might be some key variations. In fact, those that’ve learn Flashpoint know that within the story, it is not Bruce Wayne carrying the cape and cowl.
Warning: SPOILERS for the unique Flashpoint are forward!
Within the alternate Flashpoint timeline, Bruce Wayne was the one killed by Joe Chill in Crime Alley as a substitute of his mother and father. Thomas and Martha Wayne channeled their grief in a different way, with Thomas unleashing his rage as Batman and Martha being pushed to madness, subsequently changing into The Joker. When Barry Allen awoke on this unusual world and realized he did not have his velocity, he instantly sought out Batman for assist, solely to be taught that it was his previous buddy’s father who was serving as Gotham Metropolis’s vigilante. Their first assembly did not get off to a great begin, however as soon as he realized about how Bruce was alive in the principle DC timeline, Thomas aided Flash in trying to set factor again to regular. The Flashpoint Batman just lately returned in The Button storyline, and in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, he was voiced by C. Thomas Howell.
We have already seen Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s iteration of Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, so assuming that the Flashpoint film does have Thomas Wayne serving as Batman in that altered timeline, then little question The Strolling Lifeless actor would reprise the position. That mentioned, it could even be nice if Bruce Wayne (be it Ben Affleck within the position or another person) appeared so we may get a second that echoes when Flash returned to the conventional timeline and gave Bruce the letter Thomas wrote him.
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