Word is DC Pictures under James Gunn is reseting the universe to what end we do not know just yet. Gunn calls it one of the best superhero movie he has seen. I am sure he will use the movie as a focal point to open a James Gunn version of the DCU. A film years in the making with high hopes to help the the not so good DCU of the past. One of the most anticipated movies of 2023, The Flash.
While the new trailer for The Flash debuts the DCU’s brand-new Supergirl, her origins may be taking inspiration from another major comic story beyond Flashpoint. Played by Sasha Calle, this new version of Superman’s cousin will come onto the scene during a collision of worlds thanks to the unintentional efforts of Barry Allen’s Flash. However, some interesting teases suggest Supergirl’s debut will resemble one of DC’s greatest Elseworlds stories from the comics.
The clashing of timelines seen in The Flash trailer is all inspired by DC’s Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. In the comic, Barry Allen wakes up to a massively altered reality, one in which he has no powers, and the lives of the Justice League have been massively changed. This all stems from his decision to go back in time and save his mother from being murdered, a moment that created a massive domino effect. As such, this is the basic framework The Flash will be working with, though it looks like Supergirl’s origin will also adapt elements of a classic Superman story from Mark Millar.
Release date: June 16, 2023 (USA)
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Screenplay: Christina Hodson
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Adapted from: Flashpoint
Budget: $200 million