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Review of “Tales From the Dark Multiverse: FLASHPOINT”

The Dark Multiverse is where the consequences of bad luck or bad decisions play out. Those worlds are where the worst possible outcomes happen…and here we get a Dark Multiverse version of FLASHPOINT. This is one of the most consequential story lines of the past few years…with tie-in characters that have even gone through the mainstream of the DCU. Here, we see what would have happened if…well, if you wanna know more, follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

 

This version of FLASHPOINT picks up just when Barry is trying to draw the lightning down to regain his powers. In the original story, that worked. In THIS version, the lightning kills Barry, and the hope of changing the world back dies with him! The story shifts to star Eobard Thawne, now in an amalgam of his and Barry’s uniform, as he tries to remake things to suit his own twisted desires. The war between Atlantis and Themyscira threatens to overwhelm the entire world, but Thawne has an answer…

He kills Aquaman and threatens Wonder Woman as he throws Arthur Curry’s lifeless body to the ground. Thawne’s intent is to save the United States…and to own America as well! Of course there are more battles, but Thawne has that ability to rewrite the timeline on his own…which means he can make things go his own warped way.

Only Thomas Wayne/Batman knows what Thawne knows – that this world wasn’t meant to be this way.  Wayne gets help to spring their version of Superman from captivity, and they spring a trap for Thawne. That would have worked, too, except for one thing…

Thomas Wayne wants to make a deal with Thawne. He wants his son Bruce to live. To get that to happen, he kills Superman!

Eventually Thawne remakes all of history. When the battle gets too tough, he simply goes through time, rewriting things to suit himself and creating his own strange version of the Justice League. Eobard Thawne. Is. The. Flash!

NOTES:

  • Even if you are among the few who haven’t heard of the original FLASHPOINT, you should be up to speed quickly. Fans who read the original won’t be disappointed by how this story veers off into the Dark Multiverse.
  • Even with all the details in this article, there is a LOT more story to be told. It takes the FLASHPOINT framework and blasts it into new territory, with a tale just as powerful as the original
  • Bryan Hitch scripts and pencils this book – and I’m blown away by how good this book is. Ditto for the rest of the art team – Andrew Currie & Scott Hanna on inks, Alex Sinclair and Jeremiah Skipper with colors, and Rob Leigh on letters.

SUMMARY:

This is by far the BEST of the Dark Multiverse tie-ins. DO NOT MISS THIS. It’s a 10/10 for me. Of course, that’s just my opinion. What do YOU think? Leave your comments below!

Movement on the Flashpoint Movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers in Negotiations to Direct

Variety reports that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct Flashpoint. The stand-alone movie has been without a director since November 2016, when Rick Famuyiwa left the project. (via Comics Beat)

As far as super-heroes go, the pair wrote the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But that doesn’t tell us much about their directing style. They have directed a few films together, notably the 2015 comedy Vacation and the upcoming murder mystery Game Night – so it’s anybody’s guess what sort of tone the studio is aiming for at this point. (Presumably if they’re actually adapting the Flashpoint comic book, even loosely, they aren’t going for broad comedy.)

Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and while it’s billed as a Flash solo film, it will also feature the DCEU’s Wonder Woman and Cyborg.

Flashpoint Movie Update: New Script, Now With Added Wonder Woman

CBR reports that Joby Harold’s Flashpoint movie script is done. They’re still looking for a new director, after Rick Famuyiwa’s exit last November.

One interesting thing I don’t recall noticing before: According to CBR, both Cyborg and Wonder Woman will appear in the film. Cyborg had been previously attached, but Wonder Woman’s a more recent addition, reported last month in Forbes, which also indicates that Flashpoint is scheduled for 2020.

The original Flashpoint comic book featured the entire Earth-based DCU, with a Themiscyra/Atlantis war threatening to engulf the world. No word yet on Aquaman, but it seems likely at this point that he’ll be involved. And the core story was a team-up between Flash/Barry Allen and Batman/Thomas Wayne…

Warner Brothers Announces Live Action Flashpoint Film

Newsarama reports that there was an announcement of a live action Flashpoint film at the WB SDCC panel today. There are no details as of yet, but it’s a very interesting concept; readers may recall there was an animated film of the story called Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox a few years ago, and of course The Flash TV series recently did a version of it too, so it’s a bit of a surprise to learn it will be told in the DC cinematic universe as well. Thus, it’ll be interesting to see what will be done with it and why the WB movieverse wants to tell that story already. Newsarama speculates it has something to do with the rumours of Ben Affleck leaving the cinematic universe, but that’s all unverified as of now.

Are you excited for the Flashpoint film? What do you hope to see in it? Share your thoughts!

Batman #22 Cover Revealed

As we already know, there’s a FlashBatman crossover coming in April/May, and Professor Zoom will be involved. Now DC’s released the cover from the penultimate issue of the story, Batman #22, which features an interesting lenticular image with Professor Zoom, Flashpoint Batman, and hints at the Watchmen.

 

I’m a little bit puzzled why Matha Wayne seems to be dead here, as Flashpoint Martha became that world’s Joker, but perhaps history’s been changed by the intervention of Doctor Manhattan. Thawne obviously hints at his involvement with the well-known bloodstain on his yellow costume.

Anyway, looks interesting, and the audience will clearly have to figure out what’s going on alongside the Flash and Batman. It’ll be great to see Professor Zoom up to his old shenanigans.