During the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the title of The Flash feature film was revealed, and it's a callback to the DC Comics event story that ushered in the New 52 -- Flashpoint.
The panel began with a sizzle reel of footage, accompanied by the words, “Where wonder awaits, where justice prevails, where good battles evil, from Gotham to Atlantis, Metropolis to Apokolips, Krypton to Themyscira and beyond, welcome to the worlds of DC.”
That culminated in the reveal of multiple logos (several likely temporary) for upcoming films including Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman (with Affleck’s Batman shown), Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps (showing comic book art of Hal Jordan and John Stewart), The Flash — followed by a “Flashpoint” logo, and finally, Wonder Woman II.
Flashpoint was a 2011 series written by DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert. It starred Barry Allen, who traveled back to the past to prevent his mother's murder. This altered the timeline and created a new alternate reality where Barry was no longer The Flash, and changed many of the most recognizable heroes and villains across the DC Universe. The conclusion of the story opened the door for the New 52 publishing initiative.
Fans have seen the popular story adapted as an animated movie titled Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and on The CW's The Flash as the basis for its third season.
Robert Zemeckis is the current frontrunner to direct The Flash, as Sam Raimi passed on the project and the Matt Vaughn rumors have yet to amount to anything. Whoever lands the job will be the third director to board the project; The Flash has already passed through the hands of two directors, the first being Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Flash will star Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as the Scarlet Speedster, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup (Watchmen) as Barry Allen’s father Henry Allen and Ray Fisher (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Cyborg. Originally intended to hit theaters on March 16, 2018, the film is currently without a release date.