After the surprising critical success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut, fans are hoping for more films based on the Snyderverse.
That seems very unlikely, now that Warner Bros Studios has stated that they will not go forward with Snyder’s original vision for the DC Extended Universe, or the DCEU. But it does not hurt to dream or imagine what the original vision for future movies could have been.
Fortunately, we get to see what one of those planned post-Justice League DC stories could have been for Flash. Jay Olivia, one of the storyboard artists that worked on Snyder’s DC films, revealed that Snyder would have ended concluded his vision with a Flashpoint style reboot. This final film would have served as a clean slate and changed the trajectory of the DC Extended Universe.
From Man of Steel To Justice League To Flashpoint
This Flashpoint film would have served as the finale of Snyder five part trilogy that started with the Man Of Steel, we learned at the fan-organized Justice Con event.
What is sad and ironic is that Warner Bros never really planned ahead or constructed the DCEU. That fear was proven true when Batman V Superman and Justice League writer Chris Terrio stated that he was not given any knowledge of future plans for upcoming DC characters or films such as Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Suicide Squad, or even Shazam.
This just shows how disorganized and disjointed Warner Bros was originally with the DCEU. During a recent interview at the Justice Con, Oliva explained on what Snyder’s Flashpoint film would have been. Olivia said that
“I think that was the plan was that they would do like the four or five parts, and then we would do a Flashpoint kind of reboot, where you can bring in a new cast afterwards”.
By what Olivia has stated, Snyder’s Flashpoint film might have been intended to be somewhat of an Endgame event similar to what the fourth Avengers film was. This is the first time we heard about this behind the scene story. Even though it didn’t come into fruition, it’s still good to know on how Snyder’s story and vision would have ended.
Warner Bros is already doing a Flash film that is similar to Flashpoint; one that’s rumored to be a multiverse style film where the DCEU’s Flash played by Ezra Miller travels to many or multiple Earth’s in the DC Universe. It has been reported that Michael Keaton’s Batman will be starring in that upcoming Flash film. The film is also set to star Ben Affleck in reprising his role as the DCEU version of Batman, and it will mark the theatrical debut of Supergirl, who will be played by Sasha Calle.
Yes, it’s a shame that we won’t be able to see Snyder’s true vision completed or done anytime soon after Justice League. But who knows? Maybe due to high demand from fans, Warner Bros might let Snyder complete his five film story that is set in an alternate timeline in the DCEU and exclusive HBO Max. We fans can only hope.
But as of now, we are still getting a Flash film and will be set in the canon timeline of the DCEU. Warner Bros Flash film is scheduled to premiere in November 4, 2022. In the meantime, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is still available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: Games Radar