By now, it's a well-known fact that Zack Snyder's initial plans for Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe were greatly altered by the time 2017's Justice League hit theatres. When Snyder first took the helm of the DCEU, it was said that the director had a distinct vision, a five-movie storyarc that began with 2013's Man of Steel.
However, following the mixed reception of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. decided to correct the course of its dark cinematic universe. The initial plans for Justice League, which was at one time said to be a two-part film, were altered. The movie was cut back to one, and Joss Whedon was brought in to reshoot and re-tool the film. The result was an ensemble film at least an hour short of what Snyder had envisioned, and a conlusion that came two chapters earlier than planned.
For a long time now, fans have wondered what Snyder had planned for the Justice League. One such fan took his query straight to the director on social media platform Vero, asking if Snyder's plans would have led to a Flashpoint-inspired film.
Snyder, who has been known to often answers fan questions on Vero, offered a simple but promising answer: "Better."
Dawn of Justice first teased Snyder's overarching plans, with a time-traveling Barry Allen telling Bruce Wayne to unite the Justice League. It was theorized that this future was tied to Bruce Wayne's Knightmare vision, which would have been revisited in the second Justice League movie. However, after the DCEU plans were altered, fans may never find out about this dark future Barry came from. What could be better than Flashpoint? Injustice, perhaps?
Back when Snyder was still in charge of the DCEU, it was at one point confirmed that a Flash movie starring Ezra Miller's Scarlet Speedster would take inspiration from the Flashpoint comic series. However, that is no longer the case and a Flash movie has yet to officially begin production.
Next up on the DCEU docket is David F. Sandber's Shazam!, which will hit theatres April 5, Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One HarleyQuinn), slated for release Feb. 7, 2020, Patty Jenkin's Wonder Woman 1984, coming June 5 2020, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, which will bow August 6, 2021 and Matt Reeves' solo Batman film, which will swing into theatres June 25, 2021.