The Level of Success For JUSTICE LEAGUE Will Decide The Fate of FLASHPOINT
Even though Warner Bros. has officially announced that they will be developing a Flashpoint movie, it's still not a done deal. The studio still isn't 100% confident with the direction that they are taking their DC films. The future of their DC movie slate all depends on the level of success that they see for Justice League. It sounds like that is going to be a make it or break it movie, specifically for Flashpoint.
The news comes from Variety reporter Justin Kroll, who appeared on Meet the Movie Press, where he revealed that Warner Bros. was waiting to see how well Justice League performs both financially and critically before moving forward with multiple films a year. It's explained that this is one of the reasons why the development of Flashpoint and a few other DC films have hit a delay.
Three films that are currently 100% moving forward are Aquaman, which director James Wan just finished shooting; Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2; and Shazam!, which just cast Zachary Levi in the title role.
The studio is obviously being very cautious right now about how they move forward, which makes sense. I think Justice League is going to do very well at the box office. It's already tracking at $110-$120 million opening, but we still don't know how it will go over with fans and critics. I hope it turns out being a great movie! I was actually excited for Flashpoint! Some of the recent directors rumored to be up for the directing gig include Phil Lord and Chris Miller and Robert Zemeckis, but the studio has yet to lock anyone down.