Rumor: WB’s waiting for ‘Justice League’ response before moving forward with ‘Flashpoint’

A few days ago, Jeffrey Dean Morgan smiled nervously when asked about playing Batman in Flashpoint, but according to a new rumor we may have to pump the brakes a bit on that movie.

On the Meet The Movie Press podcast, Variety reporter Justin Kroll said that he’s heard that Warner Bros. has slowed their Flashpoint director search down. They want to wait and see what the response to Justice League is before moving forward with movies like Flashpoint. You can check out Kroll’s comments in the video below at the 28:02 mark.

If this rumor is true, I can understand where Warner Bros. is coming from. Flashpoint will include a lot of characters from Justice League and if audiences don’t respond well to that movie it wouldn’t make sense to give them even more of that world.

Warner Bros. will have plenty of time to think that over, though. Flashpoint is still years away. Shazam, Wonder Woman 2, and Suicide Squad 2 are all expected to go into production in 2018.

Let me know what you think about this rumor in the comments below.