The Flash film is going through yet another change. The DC/WB Film looks like it will be dropping the Flashpoint title now.
Via Screen Rant:
When WB announced their DC film slate a few years back, one of the goals was to get two Justice League movies out quickly, and line up solo film for the core members. Among the iconic DC heroes that were set to play a major role was Flash. Once Ezra Miller was cast for a cameo as Barry Allen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans became excited to see more of his take. Unfortunately, his solo movie has been one of the more troubled projects for DC to develop.
Flash has lost multiple directors over the last few years, with Rick Famuyiwa’s exit in 2016 being the biggest setback. The film’s script was subsequently retooled with a focus on Flashpoint, and appeared to have lined up Gal Gadot and maybe even Ben Affleck for appearances. That all happened before Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein joined though, and before Walter Hamada took over DC Films. In fact, those recent changes may have resulted in another overhaul.
THR slyly included a mention of Flash at the end of a report about writer Dan Mazeau adapting Ernest Cline’s Armada novel, following the success of Ready Player One. Near the end of the article, it mentions that Mazeau “worked on the Warner Bros.’ Flash movie project when it was titled Flashpoint.” This immediately caught the attention of many thanks to the past-tense phrasing regarding the film’s title being Flashpoint. THR‘s Borys Kit clarified the situation a bit on Twitter, indicating that there may be more details to come:
I didn’t say they weren’t adapting Flashpoint. All I said was that it wouldn’t be titled Flashpoint. But maybe I’ve said too much. 😜
So it looks like the Flash film will be switching back to a solo film. Not the epic time traveling adventure that was Flashpoint. Not to mention a solo film that deals with a more intimate storyline might be a better way to go for WB than another 200 million dollar film…..