In maybe the quickest comics-to-screen adaptation for DC, 2011’s universe-shattering “Flashpoint” event in coming to DVD and Blu-ray this summer in the animated feature “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.”
From Warner Bros.:
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
It’s the event that reset the DC Universe (again), giving us the New 52 and tweaked origins (and costumes) for the DCU. Could this mean that future films will use the designs from the New 52 going forward?
“Grey’s Anatmoy” actors Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd will voice Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman respectively, while Nathan Fillion returns as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, with Ron Perlman as Deathstroke/Slade, Cary Elwes as Aquaman, Michael B. Jordan as Cyborg, and Kevin Conroy as the Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Here’s what’s on the disc:
- A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions? Can time travel get usthere? And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time?
- Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.
- My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie: An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
- From the DC Comics Vault: Bonus cartoon episodes
- The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary
“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray July 30.