The Flashpoint Paradox (was: Flashpoint Film In The Works?)

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Post  webhead2006 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Looks like the flashpoint story may be adapted into a dtv movie:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=58564
DC Animation Doing A FLASHPOINT Movie With Kevin Conroy To Voice Batman

While doing an interview Kevin Conroy let it slip that he is working on a new animated project for DC Animation that will be based on Geoff Johns' Flashpoint run. WaylonJones - 4/25/2012

The events on DC's new 52 was set in motion by what took place in Geoff Johns' Flashpoint series. The story centers around Barry Allen with help from Bruce Wayne's father Thomas. While talking with Comic Book Club Kevin Conroy revealed that he is currently working on a Flashpoint DC Animated movie. "Oh I just, just last night, I recording a new animated movie...that features The Flash, it's more about The Flash, but Batman is in it as well. It's a Flash...Flashpoint! Flashpoint? I think it's Flashpoint," said the famous voice actor. There were no additional details given about the project, but be on the look out for the announcement soon.

Flashpoint was released in 2011 and was written by Geoff Johns with art done by Andy Kubert. The story shows The Flash(Barry Allen) waking up in an alternate time, where nothing seems to be right his mother is alive, his father is dead, there is no Superman or Justice League, and Citizen Cold is Central City's greatest hero. After discovering that Reverse Flash is behind everything The Flash enlists the help of Batman(Thomas Wayne) to help him set the events of time right. While doing this Flash meets a mystrious hooded figure who urges him to merge the DC, Vertigo, and Wildstorm universe creating DC's New 52. No word yet on when the official announcement will come or how faithfully it will follow the comic books, but make sure you check here at CBM for the latest.
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Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:11 pm

OMG! Can we haz matching high collars n armor n stuff?? Pleeeeease, Mr. Lee???

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Post  thecolorsblend on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:58 pm

I'm usually not opposed to Kevin Conroy voicing Batman... but since the majority of Batman stuff from Flashpoint is Thomas Wayne...
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Post  webhead2006 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:36 am

ME too i love kevin work for dc through the yrs. But as you said since this isnt a bruce story it should have been someone else. But still i love him work. So i would probably check it out some time. But Still would probably been better move to do some other better famous stories before we got to flashpoint.
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Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:53 pm

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=77001

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.


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Post  non_amos on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:15 am

I'm still waiting for a FLASH film period. Question
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Post  thecolorsblend on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:21 am

Promo blurb wrote:http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=77001

Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight
I live for the day when we can go back to calling this character "Batman".
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Post  non_amos on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:28 am

I watched that clip but since I know next to nothing about Flashpoint I'm not exactly 'in the know'. Wonder Woman & Aquaman trying to destroy the world?! What little I do know is that this was obviously another one of DC's 'Crises' & didn't it result in 'the new 52', including Superman? Or another excuse I suppose? Nevertheless it does sound like a comic I wouldn't mind reading & it's interesting that DC has put out an animated feature on it already. Tell me this. Is either the comic and/or the DVD worth the price? And funny thing here too. WB doesn't have a clue how to put out a live-action JLA but they continually put out pretty decent animated features? I don't get it! Question 
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Post  thecolorsblend on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:57 am

Basically, it goes a little sumthin-sumthin like this...
Flashpoint spoilers:
Barry's mother, contrary to established (though ret-conned) continuity is alive and well. I believe it was Barry himself who traveled back in time and managed to save her. All part of the machinations of Professor Zoom, I think. Possibly a few other things too but that's the biggie. The changes Zoom brought about resulted in essentially a completely different timeline. For example, Superman was captured by the US government the moment his ship landed. It was Martha and Bruce Wayne who got shot to death; Thomas Wayne survived and became Batman. Billy Batson alone doesn't become Captain Marvel. He needs other kids to make the transformation.

Among other stuff, the kingdoms of Atlantis and Themyscira are at war with each other, with regular humans caught in the crossfire. That's the main conflict of the story. All the heroes in that little clip really want is to prevent the Atlantis/Themyscira conflicts from wiping out all life on Earth. Barry Allen somehow gets sucked into this alternate timeline.

Barry ultimately reasons that the only way to truly undo all these changes is to travel back in time and prevent his past self from rescuing his own mother. He'll have full retention of her life and of the alternate timeline, which makes her loss even realer to him than it otherwise would've been. Thomas Wayne in the alternate timeline though manages to use Barry to get a message back to Bruce of the regular timeline. I won't spoil this because it really did move me to tears when I read it. Not sure if it'll be part of the movie but why wouldn't it be?

Anyway, the resolution of this story resulted in the merging together of the mainstream DC universe, the Vertigo "universe" and the Wildstorm universe, thus creating The New 52.

As a story, I really enjoy Flashpoint. As a continuity device to create The New 52, I hate it and will never forgive it. Yeah, it enfranchises the Wildstorm universe inseparably into the DC universe and that was long overdue. But whatever, I just don't like The New 52.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:32 am

The animation is FAR superior to the last Superman animated film. So I'll be checking it out on that alone.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:54 pm

Saw it the other day. VERY violent film, almost jarring compared to previous animated films. Was good, but I'm not a fan of what follows. And Superman reduced to being a non-factor "MacGuffin"? Shocking.

4/5 from me.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:57 am

Flashpoint spoilers:
As Puncher says, this isn't a kid film. Not one bit.

It's tough to say if this thing creates The New 52 like the comic did. Flash has a new costume at the end of the movie that's visibly different from what he'd worn earlier but there's no montage sequence where the Vertigo, Wildstorm and DC universes are all folded together like there was in the comic. So I don't know.

In fact, in general I'm not sure how to feel about this movie. Absent The New 52 angle, I remember enjoying Flashpoint when it came out. And the movie seems to follow the story pretty closely... but I got a less enjoyment out of it this time around. Weird how you can somewhat enjoy something ages ago but it doesn't play as well later on.

Anyway. It's worth seeing if you don't mind the violence (and I don't think many of you would) but I'm not sure what it really portends for the future.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:33 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:
Flashpoint spoilers:
As Puncher says, this isn't a kid film. Not one bit.

It's tough to say if this thing creates The New 52 like the comic did. Flash has a new costume at the end of the movie that's visibly different from what he'd worn earlier but there's no montage sequence where the Vertigo, Wildstorm and DC universes are all folded together like there was in the comic. So I don't know.

In fact, in general I'm not sure how to feel about this movie. Absent The New 52 angle, I remember enjoying Flashpoint when it came out. And the movie seems to follow the story pretty closely... but I got a less enjoyment out of it this time around. Weird how you can somewhat enjoy something ages ago but it doesn't play as well later on.

Anyway. It's worth seeing if you don't mind the violence (and I don't think many of you would) but I'm not sure what it really portends for the future.

Apparently...
Spoiler:
You missed the post-credit scene where the "Para-Demons" from the first Nu52 "Justice League" ark fly out of a boom tube. And the fact that the next movie is called "Justice League: War", based on the same story.

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