A new theory from a DC Extended Universe fan on Reddit throws out the idea that both Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson’s respective portrayals as Batman could be involved in a film version of Flashpoint.
The theory specifically puts Ben Affleck’s Batman in the beginning of Flashpoint. This would involve The Flash (Ezra Miller) coming back sometime later in the narrative with Batman to unmask himself, only this time with Robert Pattinson’s likeness.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Ben Affleck was officially retiring from the Batman role as Matt Reeves wrote a new script for a newer Caped Crusader in Robert Pattinson. Before Matt Reeves took over, Ben Affleck was originally set to write/direct his own standalone.
Given that Matt Reeves’ film is focused on a younger Bruce Wayne, some have speculated that it would be a prequel to the canon of what we’ve seen on the big screen with Ben Affleck donning the cape and cowl.
Also, Warner Bros. and DC Films had plans on turning Flashpoint into a film and Ben Affleck was even approached to direct even after he stepped down from writing/directing The Batman. At the moment, it appears that the Flashpoint storyline has been shelved in favor of a standalone Flash movie with Ezra Miller expected to reprise his role as Barry Allen and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti set to direct with a script from Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson.
But if a Flashpoint movie were to come into fruition, would you like to see Ben Affleck reprise his role as Bruce Wayne for one last time and have Flashpoint properly integrate Robert Pattinson into the canon of the DCEU? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for more coverage on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Flashpoint!
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and the Penguin. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.