The long-in-development The Flash will bring an iconic DC Comics storyline to the big screen in 2022. In a recent interview, director Andy Muscietti revealed that his upcoming superhero film will adapt Geoff Johns’ Flashpoint.
While moderating a panel with the cast of 20th Century Fox’s Underwater, Mushetti sat down with That Hashtag Show to discuss his work on The Flash. He told the outlet that the movie will be a “different version of Flashpoint than you’re expecting,” confirming the rumors that Ezra Miller’s solo film will take inspiration from the comic story.
For those unfamiliar, Flashpoint saw Barry Allen go back in time to save his mother from dying at the hands of the Reverse-Flash. In doing so, however, the hero changed the course of events in the DCU. When Barry returns to the present, the Atlanteans are waging war on the Amazonians, which is tearing the world apart. The story ends with Barry reverting the timeline to normal by allowing his mother to die.
Muscietti will helm the movie with a script by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson. Expected to accompany Miller in the cast is Watchmen star Billy Crudup and Dope actress Kiersey Clemons, who will portray Henry Allen and Iris West, respectively.
Last year, Muschietti spoke about his iteration of the Scarlet Speedster in an interview with Collider. “What captivated me about The Flash is the human drama in it,” the director stated. “The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It’s going to be fun, too. I can’t promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it’s a beautiful human story.”
Are you excited about another live-action adaptation of Flashpoint? What aspects of the comic storyline do you hope Andy Muschietti brings to the film? Let us know in the comments below!
The Flash zooms into theaters on July 1st, 2022.
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