Flash Point film in the works by DC, Warner Bros.

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Jul 22, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT

It seems DC Comics' long-gestating Flash film might've just become a much bigger deal in the DCEU. While laying out its line-up at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. revealed one project nobody saw coming: Flash Point.

The shake-up might finally give the troubled Flash solo film some momentum, too, after shedding directors the past year or so like they're going out of style.

Looking to the comics, the Flashpoint storyline is a reality-bending arc that finds Barry Allen going back in time and altering the world into a very different place, where factions are at war and many of his friends are either dead or very, very different. One of the major changes is that Bruce Wayne died as a child, and his father Thomas Wayne becomes a very different version of Batman. So, could we see Jeffrey Dean Morgan back in action as alt-Batman? Here's hoping. Between Supernatural and The Walking Dead, he's more than proven to have the dark, genre chops to pull it off.

By making a film based on the Flashpoint (though they're calling it Flash Point, thechnically, but still) storyline, it would also allow Warner Bros. to make a few tweaks to the reality of the DCEU itself — like perhaps swapping in a different actor for Batman, perhaps, with word breaking that Ben Affleck may be looking to hang up the cowl? Hey, it makes sense.

What do you think? Can DC actually pull this off?