'The Flash' movie director Andy Muschietti says this 'FlashPoint' version will have a different story arc
It's taken a long time for the film on DC's superhero Flash to get running. Nevertheless, it has just been revealed that Warner Bros is sticking to the plan of moving ahead with the film, starring Ezra Miller, and it will be directed by Andy Muschietti. 'Birds Of Prey's Christina Hodson will be writing the script.
So what can be expected from this version of 'The Flash?' Apparently, it will be an adaptation of the 2011 comic storyline of FlashPoint. Recently Muschietti told 'That Hashtag Show' that this project of 'FlashPoint will be different from the one you are expecting'. He also added that he will begin working on 'The Flash' this year, which makes sense, as the film will release in 2022.
'FlashPoint' was a 2011 comic book event series that revolved around Barry Allen's journey to the past, as he attempted to prevent his mother's murder. This altered the timeline and created a new reality where Barry was no longer the Flash, and many heroes and villains were changed across the DC Universe. The events of the series culminated in the New 52 relaunch, which reset most of the DC continuity.
There have been several revisitations of FlashPoint. It had been adapted into an animated film (2013's 'Justice League': The FlashPoint paradox'), and The CW show 'The Flash' wove some elements into the third season.
In 2017, it was announced that the 'The Flash' film, which had been in development for several years, would be revisiting the angle. In 2018, after John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were signed on to direct the film, it was reported that the film was no longer called 'FlashPoint', and it would embrace a different narrative altogether.
And now, 'FlashPoint' is back in the game under Andy Muschietti's care. It remains to be seen what new angles he can bring to the story arc of 'The FlashPoint'. The last we saw of Barry Allen was in 'Justice League', where he was brimming with confidence about his new role as a police officer, before the battles with Steppenwolf. It's not certain how many years have passed after the events of 'Justice League'.