Grant Morrison is a legend in comic writing circles. He has written on DC Comics’s Animal ManDoom PatrolBatmanJLAAction ComicsAll-Star SupermanGreen LanternThe Flash, Vertigo’s The Invisibles, and Fleetway’s 2000 AD.

It is fair to say he knows his way around the genre. Last year he teamed up with Flash actor Ezra Miller to write a new draft for a Flash movie. Now he has spoken about it and dropped a big hint as to what they are planning at Warner Bros regarding the DCEU.

In an interview with Collider, Morrison said their early script was good, and would have been excellent if they had worked on it for longer. He claimed it was more like Back to the Future than a traditional superhero movie. He also denied that it was a dark version of the character, dismissing early rumors.

“I mean, elements of darkness were there and the material that they wanted us to use [was] the Flashpoint stuff. So, Ezra and I were actually trying to do something that was a bit more – like I say, it’s kind of like just a great science-fiction story. And if you don’t know [the comics], it would have made sense. But I have to say, I mean, I don’t want to talk about that, because somebody else has done their own work on it and I’m sure it will be great. And maybe, as I say this will leak out one day and people can judge.”

Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) is working on a new script with Andy Muschietti directing. We know Michael Keaton is in talks to star alongside Miller in the movie, returning as Batman.

This, and Millar’s Flashpoint comments, all link with what we are hearing. That a Flash movie will use Flashpoint to introduce the DCEU multiverse, allowing Pattinson’s Batman to exist alongside Bale, Phoenix’s Joker alongside Leto, opening the door to recasting and ret-conning to course correct the wayward DCEU. This allows them to keep what works and jettison what doesn’t.

The new film is slated for a June 3rd 2022 release.