Now that Justice League has been released, the next step for DC is to create a film based on the Flashpoint storyline. And we now know that it will indeed include everyone’s favorite Dark Knight, Batman.
The news was revealed by writer Geoff Johns in a recent interview with EW:
“There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else,” Johns explains. “The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”
Of course Flashpoint deals with alternate universe versions of the characters, and while Johns doesn’t specify, the film could be featuring the alternate universe version of Batman. Interestingly this would be Batman’s father Thomas Wayne, who was portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
According to the DC Database Wiki:
Barry Allen wakes up to discover he is in an altered timeline in which Citizen Cold is Central City’s greatest hero, his mother Nora (deceased in his own timeline) is alive, his father Henry, died of a heart attack three years ago (instead of in prison), and that the Flash, the Justice League and Superman do not exist.
Meanwhile, in Justice League…
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
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