Zack Snyder reveals the reason behind excluding Grant Gustin’s Flash in DC Cinematic Universe
Fans have been raving about the CW’s The Flash which has been getting better by the passing episode. They have also questioned Zack Snyder for not bringing Grant Gustin’s version of the Flash to the DC Cinematic Universe. Instead, he decided to bring in Ezra Miller to play the Scarlet Speedster and start from the scratch. Even fellow CW superhero Stephen Amell (Green Arrow) felt like it should have been Gustin suiting up as The Flash on the big screen. Zack Snyder struck a much darker tone in The Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice the upcoming Justice League: Part One will follow the same serious tone.
While out promoting Batman v Superman, the director spoke to the New York Daily News about why it wasn’t possible to cast Grant Gustin as the cinema Flash. He told that “I just don’t think it was a good fit. I’m very strict with this universe and I just don’t see a version where…that [tone is] not our world…Even if Grant Gustin is my favorite guy in the world and he’s very good, we made a commitment to the multi-verse [idea], so it’s just not a thing that’s possible.“
In the comics, The Flash is a light-hearted and humorous character which he brings to the DC universe. He is known to be a fast talker with the ladies and has always been on the brink of celebrity status. He even has a museum named after him! For argument’s sake, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox featured the speedster in a much darker tale, so dark that Wonder Woman gutted Shazam’s child form. That title is one of the better-animated superhero films out there, so perhaps this news from Snyder is not the fans need to worry about.