Wonder Woman Sequel, Flashpoint & More Superhero Movies Confirmed At Comic-Con
Comic-Con, the annual weekend of superhero movie announcements, has delivered another piece of major news. Warner Bros. confirmed a sequel to the smash hit Wonder Woman at their panel Saturday. The announcement came alongside the names of other upcoming D.C. Comics movies, according to Deadline. The list included The Batman (using Ben Affleck's Batman), Suicide Squad 2, and Flashpoint. No release date for the sequel has been announced.
The latter is Warner Bros.’ new Flash movie, which would be adapted from the Flashpoint storyline. Screenrant explains: "Flashpoint is a 2011 DC Comics story written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert, Alex Sinclair, and Sandra Hope, as well as a crossover event which spanned the entirety of DC’s ongoing comic series at the time." In Flashpoint's timeline, there is no Justice League, Bruce Wayne is dead, and his father Thomas Wayne becomes Batman, his mother Martha Wayne becomes the Joker, according to Movieweb. The site speculates that Jeffrey Dean Morgan could be tapped for Batman, her the actor's cryptic tweet from Comic-Con, stating, "Did you say... Flashpoint?"
As for Wonder Woman, the movie boasted the highest-grossing opening weekend for a female director, and it recently became the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman; it came as little surprise that there would be a sequel. In fact, DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns had already told Variety that a sequel was in development, but today's panel marked the first official announcement for the film.