CW’s The Flash has been around for many years now. While Ezra Miller has appeared as The Flash three times (four if you count the CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths cameo) Grant Gustin definitely has more of a fan following than him.
As per some rumors circulating on social media, it turns out that Warner Bros. might be trying to use the strongly laid foundation of the DC CW Universe to get the small-screen fans on board.
While The Flash already boasts the inclusion of big names such as Michael Keaton & Ben Affleck, who will both be re-enacting the roles of their former Batman roles, Grant Gustin’s appearance might open the pathway for the DCEU to conveniently experiment with the concept of their multiverse more freely.
Since Zack Snyder’s exclusion from the DCEU and his vision for the Justice League becoming scrapped, DCEU needs to pave the way for their future which is conducive to their own approach. Director Andy Muschietti explained to Vanity Fair how The Flash will allow most of the twins and turns the DCEU has taken to become valid.
This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.
With Marvel using the Disney+ platform to create their own small screen universe which is an extension of the MCU itself, it seems that DCEU is planning to catch up pretty quickly, beginning from The Flash.[Via]