At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Warner Bros. shocked the nerd community when they revealed that the solo Flash film would be titled Flashpoint. The new title for the Flash film suggests the DCEU will explore the extremely popular Flashpoint comics run, which completely reshaped the landscape of DC Comics.
In the realm of DC Comics, Flashpoint is the name of an alternate timeline Barry Allen created when he went back in time and stopped the Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. By changing this one event in history, Barry Allen caused ripples in the timeline and the world that he knew ceased to be. In this new timeline, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are engaged in a global war, Batman is a gun-toting vigilante, and the world is on the brink of destruction.
Although we don't know when Flashpoint will hit the silver screen, we can't help but imagine the endless creative possibilities that could be explored in the film. Could we see Thomas Wayne as Batman? Martha Wayne as the Joker? Will #Aquaman and Wonder Woman wage war against each other?
With all these questions floating left unanswered, the amazing artist BossLogic decided to show us a preview of what the #DCEU’s Flashpoint could look like, and it’s everything we could have hoped for.
BossLogic Shows Fans What The DCEU's Flashpoint Could Look Like
In this series of images, BossLogic plunges us into the mayhem and chaos of Flashpoint, showing the same grave stakes as the 2011 comic book run. The first picture, showing #ReverseFlash engulfed in devastation presumably of his own making, is haunting. BossLogic has managed to capture the essence of the comics, whilst also maintaining the tone of the DCEU.
The detail in the artwork is stunning, and there are several DC Easter eggs in every corner of the picture. In the back left of the picture, you see #TheFlash utterly defeated, as well as the lifeless legs of #Batman. In the bottom right, Cyborg is almost destroyed, and Aquaman’s trident is laying atop the rubble. Sadly, everyone’s favorite DCEU hero, #WonderWoman, did not escape the destruction either, and in the bottom right, you can see her Lasso of Truth hanging from the wreckage.
Bosslogic’s second piece of Flashpoint art is identical to the first; however, he replaced Reverse-Flash with the emaciated version of #Superman from the comics. For those of you who are might be unfamiliar with Flashpoint, Superman was rail thin because he was captured by the government when his pod landed near Metropolis, and was held underground for years.
This version of Superman may be thin, but he maintains his god-like powers, and still decimates those who stand in his way. Bosslogic really made him look like Henry Cavill, but he’s not the symbol of hope that he was in Man of Steel.
The third piece form Bosslogic takes inspiration for the animated film, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and shows Barry Allen handing Bruce Wayne a letter from Thomas Wayne. At this point in the Flashpoint saga, Barry has already fixed the timeline; however, much like in The CW’s The Flash, the timeline didn’t go back to its original state – which led to the birth of the New 52 era in DC Comics.
BossLogic’s attention to detail is extraordinary, especially when it comes to the representation of Ben Affleck’s Batman. In both the animated and comics version of Flashpoint, our heroes suits are different when Barry corrects the timeline; however, for the sake of familiarity, BossLogic kept Batman and Flash’s suits identical to what we have seen from Justice League.
The Reverse-Flash In Flashpoint
This image gives us a close-up look of Reverse-Flash masked and unmasked, where BossLogic imagined Matthew McConaughey as the evil speedster. In another image, he shows Ezra Miller and McConaughey together, and we would love to see the two (or whoever is cast as Reverse-Flash) go at it in Flashpoint.
In earlier artwork, BossLogic transformed Martha Wayne (Lauren Cohen) and Thomas Wayne (Jeffery Dean Morgan) into the Joker and Batman respectively, and he continues to build on the concept of the DCEU’s Flashpoint with exciting new pieces.
In DC Comics, Flashpoint literally changed the history of multiverse, and and it looks like DCEU will shake things up in the first Flash film. There is no release date set for Flashpoint, but in the meantime, the DCEU will be releasing many new films, starting with Justice League on November 17, 2017.
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