This past summer, Warner Bros. revealed that the first live-action Flash standalone film would adapt the DC comics story titled Flashpoint. Sharing the same title as the source material, readers of the comic series expect the film to at least loosely adapt the story where Barry Allen runs back in time to prevent the death of his mother and consequently creates an alternate timeline where he never became the Scarlet Speedster. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, actress Kiersy Clemons commented on her role as Iris West and indicated that her version of the character may be from a completely different time period.
Clemons first addressed how her own take on the character will be different from Candice Patton’s portrayal on the CW’s The Flash:
“I mean, to be honest, I haven’t tried to pull from her at all. I want my Iris West to be its own world.”
With the original Flashpoint storyline involving multiple timelines, Clemons hinted that the film version of Iris West could be from a different time:
“Because of going back and forth past and future with The Flash, you don’t even know what time period you actually meet Iris.”
Clemons also offered an update on the current status of the film:
“We’re in the process of still replacing our director. We just got a new script.”
Flashpoint will, of course, also star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword writer Joby Harold penned the script and a director remains unattached to the project. Back to the Future director Rob Zemeckis is reportedly still being considered by for job, though the studio will continue to hold meetings with other filmmakers.
Flashpoint is currently scheduled to be released in theaters in 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
5 Things We Want To See In ‘Flashpoint’
With DC revealing that the upcoming Flash movie will be titled Flashpoint, fans are wracking their brains trying to figure out what will happen. While the story is famous for rebooting the DC universe before the New 52 initiative, the series is chop full of awesome moments. The book is full of awesome alternate versions of characters and emotional moments that ground the universe-changing story in a deeply personal core narrative. For those who don’t know, Flashpoint follows what happens after Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother on the night of her murder. When he returns to the present, he finds that everything he’s ever known is different and he’s even lost his powers.
It might not be the perfect story to introduce people to the larger Flash universe, but I trust Geoff Johns. Now that the plot seems to be a bit more set and the film has officially added its directors, DC might have something special on its hands. If Warner Bros. chooses to introduce an alternate version of the DC Extended Universe to the bigscreen, there’s no one I’d rather explore it with than Flash. Barry Allen is the heart and soul of the DCU, so it’s only fitting to watch him try and inject some light into a dark version of his home.
Hit Next to learn about the five things we want to see in Flashpoint.