John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Game Night) are the latest directors attached to the Flash movie, which is now scheduled to go into production with Ezra Miller in 2019. THR says they are “looking to Back to the Future as a touchstone” as far as tone is concerned — and refers to the movie as The Flash, rather than Flashpoint. Whether that’s simple shorthand or a deliberate title change is unclear, but they seem to be going for something a bit less grim than the original Flashpoint. No word on whether Wonder Woman and Cyborg are still involved.
As for the small screen, we don’t know much about The Flash Season Five, but we do know that after half a season on Legends of Tomorrow, Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West is leaving the show. He’s set to be in the Season 5 premiere of The Flash, but won’t be returning as a regular on either series. In a message on Instagram, he explains that it was his decision to move on, but that it’s “not a total goodbye” — “Wally West will still be round when you need him the most!”
THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK ONE TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, SCOTT KOLINS, JOSE MARZAN, JR., and ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 25 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Geoff Johns’s unforgettable run on THE FLASH begins when Wally West finds himself without super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master and save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he’s ever rescued. Collects THE FLASH #164-176 and THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS #1.
Some thoughts: This is almost the same contents as the hardcover Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.1 that came out in 2011. That book also started with “Wonderland” and “Blood Will Run,” ran through #176 and included “Iron Heights,” but also included “Flash: Our Worlds at War” and the story from “Flash Secret Files #3.” Given the page count, it makes sense to refactor the collections a bit, and this may even be a better place to break it. The Secret Files story works better as build-up to “Crossfire” than as a wrap-up to “Blood Will Run.”
Announced at SDCC on Friday: Geoff Johns is writing a set of one-shots tying into Darkseid War, “Justice League: Gods and Men” with a cover or promo image by past Flash writer/artist Francis Manapul. In Justice League: Gods and Men: The Flash, “The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!” Update: It turns out Geoff Johns isn’t actually writing these after all. Update: The series is now called Justice League: Darkseid War, and the issue will be out November 5.
Wait…Geoff Johns is turning Barry Allen into the super-speed avatar of death for an issue of a special series? Didn’t I read this a few years back? Continue reading →
Newsarama has been busy with Flash-related news and interviews over the past few days, and you can find links and relevant snippets here (read the articles for the full details). Some of this information should be considered spoilers, so proceed with caution.
Nrama: Let’s talk about what you guys are facing now. We’ve had two and a half years of the New 52 with no Flash except Barry Allen. What’s the biggest challenge about introducing Wally West at this time, with Barry already established?
Booth: I think it will be getting people to accept this version. I know what some people are expecting, I know what I’d want. He will be different, for one thing, in the old DCU he was Iris’s sister’s kid. She has a brother now, so things won’t be exactly the same. The original Wally was from a different time, a very Norman Rockwell sort of place. That is no longer the case for anyone in the New 52. He will reflect that, I’m sure.
Earlier this morning, DC Collectibles revealed what they had been teasing for the last week or so on their Facebook page; a trio of Teen Titans based on the New 52 designs. Superboy, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash along with many other heroes were reimagined for the New 52 2 years ago and we are just now getting figures of these designs courtesy of DC Collectibles who has seemingly kicked it into high gear when it comes to releases:
Trinity War comes to a high point in this issue of Justice League…but to say that the war “ends” is a bit inaccurate as this leads directly into the upcoming Forever Evil storyline (and all those Villains Month issues coming up). By now, there have been enough interviews with huge spoilers that most fans know how this ends, and who shows up at the end…but in this case it’s “all about the journey”, so let’s pick back up in the midst of that huge battle over Pandora’s Box.