Yes, it’s official. Warner Bros. is developing WONDER WOMAN 2, the studio announced at Comic-Con, where it was also revealed that the standalone Flash movie starring Ezra Miller will be called FLASHPOINT, based on the 2011 miniseries from DC Comics.
Written by Geoff Johns, the president of DC Entertainment, Flashpoint sees Barry Allen travel back in time to save his mother from being murdered. However, when he returns to the present, the world is in chaos and the Justice League isn’t around to help, forcing the Flash to save the day on his own.
The storyline previously inspired the third season of The Flash TV series on the CW.
While The Flash is still without a director, the fact that Warner Bros. is moving forward with Shazam! — and potentially Suicide Squad 2 — first may indicate it is willing to wait for director Robert Zemeckis to wrap his untitled Universal movie starring Steve Carell.
There were rumors that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would return to tackle the Flash movie after being fired off of Han Solo, but that doesn’t appear to be the case even though they did write the initial treatment for the film, which has lost directors such as Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa. Currently, The Flash movie does not have a release date, though the character will, of course, be seen in Justice League.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman is getting the sequel it deserves after topping the domestic box office this summer, beating out Marvel’s own Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and director Patty Jenkins will return for Wonder Woman 2, which will find Diana taking on the Russians during the Cold War.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief