Here's Why Zack Snyder Never Considered Grant Gustin's The Flash for Justice League

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According to a new interview with the New York Daily NewsBatman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder said that he never considered using Grant Gustin as The Flash, in part because the tone of The CW's The Flash simply didn't match what he wants to do with Justice League.

Instead, he went with Ezra Miller, whose take on Barry Allen will appear in what Snyder's wife (and the film's producer) Deborah Snyder has described as a cameo-like role in Batman V Superman.

"I just don't think [Gustin] was a good fit," Snyder said. “I’m very strict with this universe and I just don’t see a version where...that (tone is) not our world.”

There's one more intriguing reason Snyder gives for leaving Gustin out of the conversation: DC's multiverse.

“Even if Grant Gustin is my favorite guy in the world and he’s very good, we made a commitment to the multiverse (idea), so it’s just not a thing that’s possible.”

So, as Geoff Johns has hinted in the past, apparently all of these shows and movies do take place in the same multiverse...just not the same universe.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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  1. what does this paragraph say? Instead, he went with Ezra Miller, whose take on Barry Allen will appear in what Snyder's wife (and the film's producer) Deborah Snyder has appeared as a cameo-like role in Batman V Superman.

    • CB120342
    • 47 Posts in 9 Months

    Aside from Supergirl crossing over with The Flash, this whole multiverse concept is pretty pointless. I highly doubt we're ever going to see Ezra Miller guest-star on The Flash TV Show; or Grant Gustin appear in The Flash film. We're not gonna see Henry Cavill's Superman show up on Supergirl. The whole idea of all these films and shows taking place in the same multiverse means nothing unless we see some kind of "Crisis On Infinite Earths" type crossover. But how likely is that to even happen honestly?

    • Starbird
    • 30 Posts in 21 Months

    "that tone is not our world" ... Flash's tone fits perfectly with a gritty Batman... This guy does not get it at all if you ask me.

    • cimmerian
    • 794 Posts in 27 Months

    He's right. And the multiverse can be explored on the shows without the DCEU overwhelming them. I bet we get a brief glimpse of the DCEU in Flash and that's good enough. My imagination is big enough to handle a CW Flash and a film Flash just like I can handle Grant Morrison's Batman and Bruce Timm's.

  2. CB120342 said ... (original post)

    Aside from Supergirl crossing over with The Flash, this whole multiverse concept is pretty pointless. I highly doubt we're ever going to see Ezra Miller guest-star on The Flash TV Show; or Grant Gustin appear in The Flash film. We're not gonna see Henry Cavill's Superman show up on Supergirl. The whole idea of all these films and shows taking place in the same multiverse means nothing unless we see some kind of "Crisis On Infinite Earths" type crossover. But how likely is that to even happen honestly?

    Looks like someone doesn't understand what "Multiverse" means.

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