DC Reveals Details on Upcoming ‘Flashpoint Paradox’ Feature (via Newsarama)

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation released new details this week on their upcoming feature Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox exclusively to Newsarama.  In addition to the release formats and confirmation of some casting details, the news came with the official description and the first image from the film.  Check it out below!

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When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight and Cyborg, Flash races to restore the continuity of his original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans. With breath taking action and an all-star voice cast, it’s a bold, emotional vision that will forever change the landscape of the DC Universe.

Given the outcome of the Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert series, could this mean future DC animated features will be set in the New 52 universe? What moments from Flashpoint are you most looking forward to seeing brought to (animated) life?

The movie is due to be released July 30, 2013.  Check out the full details, including early casting information, over at Newsarama!

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16 thoughts on “DC Reveals Details on Upcoming ‘Flashpoint Paradox’ Feature (via Newsarama)

  1. Alice A

    I’m not at all familiar with the Flashpoint story arc but I AM SO HAPPY THAT THERE’S A FLASH-CENTRIC ANIMATED MOVIE COMING OUT. This Flash will be Barry, right?

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      1. Flash Fact

        Sadly, they don’t always keep to this though. I own tons of comics where Wally has blue eyes. And isn;t Bart technically supposed to have goldish yellow eyes? Ugh…

        All in all though, not a fan of the design as seen in this image. The eyeholes are humongous and the eyes themselves are teensy. Who knows, maybe it will look better in action. Still excited for an actualy honest to Grodd Flash-Centric Film!

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        1. Kelson

          Some of it is lack of attention to detail, and some of it is lack of communication over changes. Up until sometime in the late 1980s, Wally canonically had blue eyes as well. I think the change was actually made sometime during the first couple of years of his solo series. Colorists and editors on other books didn’t get the memo, and Wally would often appear with blue eyes in team books and guest spots. Mark Waid even worked it into an alternate reality story, the Dark Flash Saga, suggesting that when Wally appeared with blue eyes, we were actually seeing a slight overlap between timelines from the one where Walter West existed, and Walter did have blue eyes.

          The same kind of thing happened with the belt design and white/open eye holes on the mask from time to time.

          And yes, Bart was supposed to have yellow eyes. They made that very clear in Impulse (in fact, it was a key reason he had to wear the goggles, so that people wouldn’t make the connection between the yellow-eyed superhero and the one kid in town with yellow eyes).

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        2. Kelson

          I’d love to see a genuinely Flash-centric film, but I expect this is going to be a Batman/Flash team-up. It’s probably the closest we’ll get for a long time, though.

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  2. Greg Elias Post author

    I just saw animated All Star Supes for the first time. I liked it plenty, but wound up missing the stuff they couldn’t fit it. I think Flashpoint will work better in that regard. If you assume they’re paring down only the material in the main series, that was pretty decompressed writing. Still, hoping there will be some S!H!A!Z!A!M! in it. Some of those concepts worked pretty well!

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  3. GottaGoFaster

    I don’t know. I’m happy that Flash is finally getting his own movie but couldn’t they have picked a better story? I found that entire era of Flash so dull and ultimately pointless. I get that they want to use Barry…. this isn’t a Wally preference or anything but the world of the Flash has never properly been fleshed out in animation and it just feels like a shame that they’re using a story with a broken reality and such a broken version of Barry.

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  4. Aedien

    Eh, I wasn’t initially much of a Barry fan, but since I love speedsters he’s been growing on me. This movie could be interesting simply because it focuses on a speedster and that’s awesome. However, I’m not big on the animation so far. Maybe its because this is just one frame, but does anyone else think that this looks like an anime?

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  5. Kyer

    Don’t like the huge eye holes, didn’t like being tricked the first time Flashpoint came out in print (“…fool me twice, shame on me”), didn’t like the story, also hammering home that I’ll probably never see Wally as Flash again now that DC seems adamant about Barry even in animation and also is heading towards DC52 in that regards. (Guess they were getting a company memo to upgrade the animation to that?)
    Anyway, neither the funds or the interest in this Batman/Flash team up. I’ll be over in the corner watching my JLU dvd sets where heroes saved the day rather than screwing over the universe.

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    1. Kyer

      Almost forgot….the YT offerings of bits of the last animation release with Batman as the featured hero made me cringe from the sheer violence level (and I don’t just mean multiple people getting shot.) Now this blurb meantions things like grittier and I can only surmise that they mean the film content as much as the altered characters. This, Injustice, the recent spat of child killings in DC proper…. Am I the only one turned off by all of this latest trend from what is becoming DC: Dark Comics?

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      1. Aedien

        I’m with you on that Kyer. I don’t mind a little angst or a suspenseful, scary story that makes my heart pound, but there is a fine line between suspenseful and overly violent. Movies forgot the distinction a long time ago. I hate to see that some comics are doing the same. That said I don’t know how I feel about this yet.

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