Star Ezra Miller, writer Christina Hodson, director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti appeared at DC FanDome on Saturday to tease their upcoming The Flash feature film. The project has been through many directors, visions, and re-writes, but it seems this will be the group of people to bring the film together in the next few years. Muschietti called it a chance to reconnect with childhood experiences.
“It’s also a time travel story, which is really exciting,” he added.
After years of speculation, it appears the film will be loosely based on Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert‘s Flashpoint invent series. In that tale, Barry Allen went back in time to save his mother, irrevocably altering the DC Universe. “I fell in love with the Flash when I read Flashpoint,” Hodson said. “Batman lost his parents, Superman lost his planet, Harley Quinn lost her egg sandwich … but because Barry can go back in time, he can change his tragedy.” That change will introduce moviegoers to DC’s favorite concept: the Multiverse. The various worlds will be examined directly as Barry (Miller) comes into contact with the Batman he knows (Ben Affleck) and one from another reality (Micheal Keaton) — although, neither were mentioned by name during the panel. This is, of course, in part due to the group recording their presentation before Keaton or Affleck’s participation were secured.
For his part, Miller offered a number of Flash Facts and confirmed the It director was the right choice for the film. “You meet Andy, and you can immediately understand why he’s perfect for this,” he said.
Muschietti offered a sneak peak in the form of concept art of Barry’s new suit, which speaks more to the streamlined look of the comics than the armor Miller’s Barry used in Justice League. But as the film is still a ways from going into production, it remains to be seen if it will emerge as outlined in the presentation.
Nonetheless, committing to the notion of the Multiverse makes the long wait for The Flash worthwhile — whenever it materializes.
The Flash is set to debut in 2022.
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