Thanks to DC FanDome, we now have a slightly better idea of what to expect from The Flash movie. This long-awaited superhero movie doesn’t just include two different versions of the Batman – and a Supergirl – it’s also inspired by one of the most important Flash storylines of all time: Flashpoint.
The Flash movie has taken years to get off the ground, changing directors more times than Batman cycles through teenage sidekicks. But one thing has remained constant – we know the movie is heavily inspired by the Flashpoint storyline, just like the 2013 animated movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Season 3 of the Flash TV series.
The Flash again stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, now settling into his role as a superhero following the events of 2017’s Justice League and his brief encounter with the Arrowverse’s Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths. It’s also expected to be the last movie to feature Ben Affleck’s Batman, while also bringing back Michael Keaton’s Batman for the first time in over 30 years. DC fans will even be introduced to Sasha Calle’s Supergirl for good measure.
But what exactly is Flashpoint, and why is it the most important DC adventure this side of Crisis on Infinite Earths? Watch the full video to find out what you need to know about Flashpoint, the 2022 Flash movie, and why the DCEU may be a very different place when the dust settles.