The new rumor purporting to reveal the real reason behind the delay of Wonder Woman 1984 has been dismissed as being as far-fetched as it sounds.
On Wednesday, Grace Randolph asserted on her YouTube channel that the release of the Patty Jenkins sequel is being pushed back seven months so that it can be retooled as a Flashpoint-style reboot of the DC Extended Universe, at least in part because Ezra Miller's schedule means The Flash won't premiere until 2021.
Although many fans were quick to seize on to the rumor, Umberto Gonzalez of TheWrap contends there's not truth to it, tweeting, "Um, no Wonder Woman 1984 is NOT a 'soft reboot' of the DCEU and is NOT being 'restructured' to be the new FLASHPOINT. Those YouTube videos saying otherwise are inaccurate, bad, and FALSE!”
Um, no WONDER WOMAN 1984 is NOT a soft reboot of the DCEU and is NOT being restructured to be the new FLASHPOINT. Those youtube videos saying otherwise are inaccurate, bad, and FALSE!
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) October 24, 2018
Warner Bros. did, at one point, re-title The Flash as Flashpoint, with the apparent intention of adapting the 2011 DC comics storyline in which Barry Allen inadvertently alters the timeline, resulting in Bruce Wayne's father becoming Batman, and Wonder Woman waging a brutal war against Aquaman. However, the studio has scrapped those plans, with the film reverting to its original title.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman: 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal. The film opens June 5, 2020.