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Apparently Zack Snyder Had Huge Plans For Flashpoint In His DCEU Saga

Earlier this 12 months, The Flash delivered a free cinematic adaptation of the 2011 storyline Flashpoint, with Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen altering the timeline after going again in time to save lots of his mom from being murdered. The characteristic arrived practically a decade after it was formally introduced as a DC Prolonged Universe installment, with the next years seeing it go by way of the palms of a number of filmmakers. Because it seems although, again when Zack Snyder was nonetheless engaged on this superhero franchise, he’d meant not just for Flashpoint to be a separate film from The Flash, but in addition have it issue closely into his general DCEU saga.

This data comes from Jay Oliva, a storyboard artist who labored on DCEU motion pictures Man of Metal, Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, Marvel Lady and Justice League (each variations). Moreover, he directed the animated film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and lent his creative abilities to the primary 4 seasons of The Flash TV present, so when The Flash film began being put collectively, it’s comprehensible he was looped into the artistic course of. As Oliva knowledgeable Inverse, again when Rick Famuyiwa was hooked up to direct The Flash, the flick wasn’t purported to be a Flashpoint adaptation, however moderately lay the groundwork for this epic storyline, particularly with the yellow-garbed speedster who’s been Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis within the comics for many years, Eobard Thawne, a.ok.a. Professor Zoom. Oliva defined:

Rick’s film was laying the groundwork for Zoom as the massive baddy of the DC Universe. It was Professor Zoom pulling the strings as a result of he had come from the longer term to principally fuck with Barry. Within the Flash motion pictures, Zoom can be the villain within the background. But in addition within the ancillary different movies, you’d see a few of the influences of Zoom on the remainder of the Justice League.