Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming solo film centered on Ezra Miller's Flash may not be titled Flashpoint after all.
A new article from The Hollywood Reporter notes that writer Dan Mazeau, who will pen the script for an adaptation of Ernie Cline's Armada, worked on the upcoming Flash film "when it was titled Flashpoint," indicating that the title has since changed.
As for whether this means the film's story has changed, the writer of the article, Borys Kit, later tweeted, "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."
Flashpoint was a 2011 comic book event 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.
The Flash solo film stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and possibly Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Originally intended to hit theaters on March 16, 2018, when it was titled simply The Flash, the film is currently expected sometime in 2020.
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