The new Flash movie would be setting up a new DC Extended Universe
Looking at the upcoming list of DCEU projects hitting both theaters and HBO Max, it’s clear that there is no unified direction yet. Almost all projects have “the freedom” to keep doing whatever they want, so at this point it is probably best to break the established rules and start from scratch. According Daniel Richtman, that’s exactly what The Flash plans to do.
Since Scarlet Runner’s solo debut was first announced in October 2014, the film has been considered an adaptation of the story of Flashpoint, which has the potential to reestablish mythology as we know it. At Warner Bros. it is clear that they are willing to get as far away from the SnyderVerse, and a reset to the original timeline is one way to do it.
Richtman has revealed that the conclusion of The Flash will create a new continuity in the DCEU
However it appears that it will keep the door open for numerous pocket realities to exist, which could supposedly include the SnyderVerse. However, the list of future DC Films projects reveals that there is virtually no chance that the various stories currently in production will come together.
The Suicide Squad James Gunn won’t tackle the first movie at all, while Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Y Wonder Woman 3 They are headed by stars hired by Zack Snyder. The Flash will see Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton share the screen as Batman, with the jury still out on exactly how it fits. Black Adam by Dwayne Johnson, if he does.
On top of that, restarting Superman by JJ Abrams and Zatanna will be standalone movies too, just like their HBO Max series, even if the streaming service’s Batgirl is technically part of the DCEU but looking to recast canon commissioner Gordon, so it will be a disaster for a while, no matter what The Flash I achieved.