Zack Snyder revealed how The Flash was originally going to create a new timeline in the scrapped Justice League sequels.
Warner Bros. and DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featured a memorable sequence in which Ezra Miller’s The Flash suddenly appears before Bruce Wayne to warn him of Lois Lane’s impending death. While the implications behind this scene were originally going to be explored in the Justice League sequels, the disappointing reception towards Batman v Superman and Justice League prompted Warner Bros. to revamp their plans for the DC Extended Universe and scrap Zack Snyder’s original vision.
During a live commentary on Batman v Superman hosted by Vero, Zack Snyder revealed details on how The Flash’s cameo would have explored further in the Justice League sequels and would have led to the creation of a new timeline. As Zack Snyder explained, the Justice League sequels would have shown the team sending The Flash to a different point in time to warn Bruce Wayne instead of the Batman v Superman moment, which would have resulted in the creation of a new timeline for the DC Extended Universe:
“I had this idea that in the future when they the Justice League are talking about sending Flash back to warn Bruce Wayne, that Cyborg would be doing the calculations to send him back and would say ‘I have two possibilities of where to send Flash back in time. The numbers point to two moments to warn you [Bruce]… Like if it’s right near the moment when this event might happen — where Lois might get killed, or Bruce isn’t able to stop it, however that’s happening — it would be important if Flash came closer to that moment so that Bruce could understand the reality of it.
And so in the future Bruce says to Cyborg ‘Well, what times would you send me back to…What time right now would you send me back?’ And Cyborg says ‘I’m leaning toward this.’ And Bruce says ‘Do the other one, because you already sent him back here and it was too early, so send me to the other one.’ So that’s how he’s able to get him [The Flash] back again. Because in the new timeline he goes to a different point in time that’s closer to the event that we haven’t seen yet in this film.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.