Comic book fans have learned cinematic universes can be a bit confusing. Marvel’s franchise has dozens of interconnecting bits, and its inability to crossover film and television projects has carried over to the DC Extended Universe. Later this year, Justice League will hit theaters with the Flash in tow, but Grant Gustin won’t suit up for the big screen. However, the actor did just reiterate his support for Ezra Miller’s take on Barry Allen.
Over on Instagram, Gustin commented on a fan-made picture that shows the actor with Miller at San Diego Comic Con. The CW star wrote, “Ezra is absolutely the more established actor in film, with the acting chops to back it up. I’m excited to see what he does with Barry Allen/The Flash.”
This is not the first time Gustin has commented on Miller’s casting. Last year, the actor complimented the Justice League star after Miller said he thinks it’s awesome that there are now two Flashes.
“Ezra is hilarious and kind,” Gustin tweeted. “Pumped for him. He’s clearly very excited.”
Still, there are plenty of fans who are upset the DCEU re-casted the Flash rather than use Gustin. It seems like the franchise wants to follow after the MCU and keep its small screen pursuits separate from its theatrical endeavors. Marvel’s universe has some give-and-take between the two mediums, but the DCEU has taken a bold stance in differentiating its television projects from its movies.
In the past, Zack Snyder has explained why he felt the need to cast a new actor for the Flash. The director told The NY Daily News Gustin was never even considered to join the DCEU because Snyder didn’t “think it was a good fit.”
“I’m very strict with the universe and I just don’t see a version where...that not our world,” he explained.
For Gustin, it’s nice to see the actor reaching out to Miller despite any tension regarding their shared roles. The DCEU may prove to be a multiverse like its comic book counterpart, so fans may one day get to see the two Flashes team up somehow. Gustin has been doing the whole superhero schtick longer than Miller; Maybe the TV star can give the actor some vigilante tips?
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.