i dont really understand about the "madara's weakness" that i bold in sirxxx post..
i mean does madara has to stay on the spot and cant move when he is do the phasing?
wasnt madara are also has the teleport ability to.. i mean the one that he does when he move to other place in an instant??
doesnt it mean when konan do the billions bombing madara couls easily just move away from the "bomb lake" and just come back when its over??
Still, Madara doesn't have access to Ninjutsu (as Nagato didn't), so if someone has just so happened to experience all of his eye-based techniques in the past (read: Naruto), than (s)he still has an advantage, question mark. It's somewhat easier than fighting, say, the Mizukage, where you don't know what type of jutsu of what type of element she might whip out or have learned since your last fight with her.
Still, I'm actually hoping we do NOT get that VotE flashback. For one, I don't know if Kishi has two epic Madara showdowns in him (Madara vs. Harashima AND Madara vs. Naruto/Sasuke), and if he has to choose one, I prefer for it to be in the current timeline starring our current hero. Secondly, the "unknownness" that surrounds that fight and the few freeze frames we've seen of it add to the "legend" that began the Leaf Villiage. It was a fight so badass that some architects had to build a statue to the winner AND the loser because their erections lasted for more than four hours.
Showing us beat-for-beat what happened just ruins that legend, and the epicness that our own imaginations have built of it (like Salamander Hanzo, or Star Wars!).
So the single moment he would've needed to become solid to warp himself out of Lake Boom Boom would have caused his own obliteration and given Kabuto another "Super Secret Awesome Corpse-in-a-Casket" to put on display.