With Ezra Miller’s Flash movie finally on its way after years of push backs and false dawns, comic book fans everywhere were thrilled at the announcement that the movie would take on one of Barry Allen’s most significant storylines, Flashpoint.
In a world drastically changed by The Flash’s decision to go back in time and save his mother from Eobard Thawne, a Flashpoint movie would prove to be the perfect catalyst to ignite the ongoing changes we’re going to see in the DCEU. With actor leaving roles and characters being recast, Flashpoint is the perfect ‘reset button’ for Warner Bros to trigger as they set about reshaping the universe.
Unfortunately for comic book fans however, the Flashpoint movie is set to differentiate from its source material. Michael Keaton’s return to the franchise as Batman won’t be as Thomas Wayne Batman and now it’s been revealed the famous Amazon/Atlantean war, spearheaded by Aquaman and Wonder Woman won’t be featured in the movie.
The war between the two nations is a fairly central plot within the Flashpoint story and one that is pivotal to The Flash’s journey, but Heroic Hollywood has exclusively reported the war will be left out of the movie.
On the one hand it does make sense, the studios probably want to descale the importance of the movie and would need Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa to sign on for the film, which could prove difficult.
That being said, the war between Themyscira and Atlantis is one of the biggest driving points throughout the book and it will be a shame not to see it play out in live action.