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Discussion in 'The Flash' started by KRYPTON INC., Aug 5, 2017.
I think it is because of the backlash of JL
I think that was the intention, to make Flash JL 1.5. Even if you subtract the whole "DC reboot aspect"
Using Flashpoint as a way to get more DC characters in the first Flash movie in theory would get more people to watch it than they would a true Flash solo.
Like how Cap Civil War had a huge boxoffice jump from WS.
But seeing how people didn't really show up to see Justice League in the first place, it may not be the best idea.
It's still not a terrible idea to continue the universe, though the "Evil DC Characters" thing may not go over so well (although oddly enough, after years of complaining about the possibility, no one really seemed to bat an eye when they went there with Superman in JL). Maybe they can alter Cyborg, Diana and Arthur into being last ditch/post apocalyptic freedom fighters VS evil tyrants?
I do hope this film focuses on The Flash and his life and its impact on the world he inhabits. I think there's a way to do that using Thawne; it could be cool to streamline the mythos and show Barry possible futures and truths about the past. It would need to be done carefully, though.
IMO this year people showed they want DC standalone stories and they're not ready for a DC team up movie at this stage.
So make Flash a character-driven, fun, family-friendly solo movie, and once they team up for JL2 in 4-5 years time, and if it's received well, they could fast track the Flashpoint movie to change it up and make it interesting.
Btw, Chris Miller said "something's coming" on his twitter, fingers crossed =P
El Fanboy thinks Flashpoint is happening because it's still 3 years away and they can string together a bunch of good solo films before that.
I just don't get why they need Flashpoint to set up other films and drag Ben's drama for another 3 years, like we could see Jake in new Bat trailers while Ben in Flashpoint trailers, man.
I honestly don't want Flashpoint. I really wanted Flash to have a movie for himself.
Chris Miller was referring to the animated Spider-Man film trailer that was released.
Flashpoint is definitely going to be a soft reboot, especially after the failure of JL.
It's kind of a good thing that WB/DC has pushed everything out a couple of years. They have put way too much on their plate (still no MOS sequel to speak of) and it seems like they have no real plan of how to mesh everything together.
Marvel may not be ideal, but at least they have a map of what they are trying to do. They have end goals. Can't say the same for WB. At least now, maybe, they will use this time wisely to get everything together. Hopefully, they have learned their lesson.
People keep saying this...a reboot of what, exactly?
What actually needs to be rebooted about this universe?
Short of recasting Batman, what exactly has to be changed about the existing universe, in terms of story and character points?
Are they going to make it so Batman never killed anyone?
Are they going to undo that Superman showed up, died and the world who originally had mixed feelings about him now sees him as a hero?
Are they going to make it so Diana didn't spend time hidden from mankind?
I don't see them rebooting elements of AQUAMAN after his first solo film.
There's not regarding Cyborg to reboot...and from several accounts, he'll be a key part of this film.
What "reboot" element makes it worth approaching this film from that standpoint?
I can see it being a reboot in the sense that tonally, and storywise, it will be a lot less like Snyder's films to date, but beyond that...
Finally has directors.. for now
Interesting that WB went to Affleck. I do hope to see him direct again. Not necessarily a comic book film, just in general, as I generally liked Live By Night. It's also interesting that they're going for comedic directors when Flashpoint is anything but that.
I mean, unless this film gets retooled and is just a Flash solo instead of Flashpoint.
Interesting. Although "the studio seems to eye a comedic tone for the film" concerns me. If they want a comedic Flash movie they should go with another story.
Flashpoint is obviously going to be in name only like all the other CBM adaptations like Civil War & Logan. Probably won't be even named Flashpoint.
I expect the only things remaining the same will be the fact that it's used to change the continuity at the end and maybe Zoom as the villain.
Anyway, I like this choice. They made the Vulture very menacing but sympathetic in Homecoming, and that's often how the Flash's rogues gallery is depicted.
They're 2 of 6 screenwriters credited, so who do I...umm...?
Also, thoughts on their directing?
lmao good luck with this
That alone requires a good portion to establish and should be relegated as the first film. I mean, does WB really think that what they've shown from Justice League is enough to get audience on board with this character and world?
They probably do. All we heard was "Flash was a standout in JL and the solo film will be a priority!"
It shouldn't be. I don't get why it needs to be called anything other than The Flash, even if the story IS based on Flashpoint. To regular audiences, Flashpoint could sound like a myriad of things and is not the strongest indicator of "Oh, this is a movie about DC Comics' superhero The Flash." It's The Flash's first ever live-action film. Just call it what it is. The Flash.
Honestly hoping for the best with this.
Agree with this.
Just because it's called Flashpoint does not make it an exact copy of Flashpoint.
These writers/directors are none for humorous stuff. I think it's more likely we will see barry go back several times to correct things.
For all we know one of the times will be the BvS doomsday future.
It will be oh my god what have i done know stuff.
I do think it will replace Afleck though.
If they use Flashpoint to change Ben Affleck into Jake Gyllenhaal, it will be one of the most gloriously stupid things to ever happen on a cinema screen.
Im torn over it. On the one hand, this whole thing just sounds like a confusing, awful idea that will baffle the casual audience. On the other... imagine how much fun itll be to watch the fallout if they did make it.