Before The Flash Movie, The Original Flashpoint Story Finally Gets A Comic Book Sequel
After years of delays and setbacks, the flash finally filmed in 2021 and is set to hit theaters sometime in late 2022. The Scarlet Speedster’s first cinematic solo release is loosely based on Breaking point, the 2011 storyline that saw Barry Allen waking up in a radically different version of DC’s main timeline. Before seeing Ezra Miller’s Barry take center stage on the big screen, DC Comics announced that a Breaking point the sequel will come out sooner.
The six-issue miniseries titled Flash point beyond will follow Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father who is the Batman of the Flashpoint reality and later made into the main DC timeline. Waking up in the world he thought had been erased, Thomas embarks on a global journey to figure out how what he once called home still exists. This mission will involve him tracking down the notorious Clockwork Killer, which will eventually bring Thomas to Europe, where he will come face-to-face with Aquaman, who is a ruthless dictator in this reality.
Flash point beyond kicks off in print and digital form with the 48-page issue 0 on April 5, featuring the original Breaking point scribe Geoff Johns writes and 100 balls‘ Eduardo Risso illustrating. Beginning with issue #1, Johns shares writing duties with Jeremy Adams and Tim Sheridan, while works by Xermánico will be featured. A new issue will appear every two weeks.
Although Geoff Johns has described Flash point beyond as a “direct sequel” to Breaking point while speaking with IGN, it is noted in the synopsis for issue #1 that Thomas Wayne will infiltrate Aquaman’s stronghold on the eve of when Aquaman sank London, which took place before Breaking point. So, obviously, there’s also time travel that’s in the mix, but for Thomas only one thing matters: restoring the DC Universe to how it was so that his son will be alive again. In addition to the mystery surrounding the return of Flashpoint reality and the discovery of the Mechanical Killer’s identity, Geoff Johns also revealed that Flash point beyond will pay some attention to Harvey Dent’s son, Dexter (who was seen in the three-issue series Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance) and the Time Masters, as well as many recognizable DC heroes and villains augmented through a Flashpoint lens.
Those who followed with the shine The film’s development knows it will differ in many ways from its source material, including Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne from the Tim Burton Batman films playing the former Caped Crusader rather than Thomas Wayne. Still, if you liked the original Breaking point storyline and we wanted to see more of this reality, keep your eyes peeled for Flash point beyond in just a few months. If you haven’t read Breaking point or simply want to return to this world, this event can be read in full on DC Universe Infinite, and the website has made the first issue of the main series free for registered users.
Assuming it’s not pushed back yet, the flash, which was directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Christina Hodson, will hit theaters on November 4. Our upcoming DC movies guide is available so you can keep up with what the DC Extended Universe has to come.