With the first three movies in the DCEU being critical duds, it's no mystery that Warner Bros has decided to be more careful when it comes to the release of future movies. Sure Wonder Woman was a success for them this year, but it's rumored that they are waiting on the performance of Justice League to see how they move forward with the Flash solo movie.
Talking to Meet the Movie Press, Variety reporter Justin Kroll says:
"I've been tracking a lot of movies—specifically Flashpoint. I've heard they've slowed their [director] search down to see how [Justice League] does. I don't know if they're giving everyone their own movie now. Aquaman's already shot so we'll see. Obviously [Cyborg] is not happening anytime soon, neither is Man of Steel 2… I've heard, ‘Let's see how this movie does before we go forward with all those other movies."
As it stands, the only DCEU movie set to come out in 2018 is Aquaman and nothing else. It seems that Warner Bros is finding out the best way to approach their universe before making any huge leaps. The decision to go dark and brooding with Man of Steel didn't pay off, and neither did the choice to make Suicide Squad insanely colorful. 2017 will be responsible for DC's method in shaping their movie universe from this point.
The Flash solo movie has been having a hard time with their director search, and a name that always comes out is Back to the Future helmer Robert Zemeckis. Though nothing seems to be official yet, it seems that he's WB's top choice to make a movie about the Scarlet Speedster.
Hopefully we'll get more updates on Flashpoint once Justice League ends its theatrical run.
No official release date has been set for Flashpoint, but Justice League is slated for a release this coming Nov. 17.