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Could Grant Gustin and Ezra Miller’s versions of The Flash ever share the same screen?

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Unlike Marvel, DC Comics is keeping its TV and Movie universes wholly separate from one another. What that means, is that established characters on shows such as The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow won’t be sharing a larger screen with the pantheon of heroes currently being assembled. And nowhere is that more apparent, than in the casting of Ezra Miller as the fastest man alive.

That’s a role which is already being played on the small screen by Grant Gustin in the TV version of The Flash. Two different actors, two completely different takes on the same character. But what if the two were to ever cross paths? That’s the idea that nerd icon and podcast boss Kevin Smith asked during the filming of a TV special which laid the groundwork for DC Comics and Warner Bros. plans for their own cinematic shared universe.

“We did a piece where we talked about – I don’t know how much I’m supposed to say because they cut it out,” Smith explained on his Fat Man on Batman podcast about his role as the host of Dawn of the Justice League, in a bit that was eventually cut from broadcast.

But the idea [came up] of, ‘Hey man, DC is known for nothing if not a multiverse,’ so at which point I was like (to DC Creative Officer Geoff Johns), ‘Could they fucking crossover?’ And he was like, ‘Ahh.’ So doors are being left open and stuff like that. Think about this: You can have Ezra Miller be The Flash and you could also have Grant be The Flash, because there’s a multiverse at work.

And he’s a hundred percent right. That’s the beauty of DC’s multiverse: It’s a lot more established than Marvel’s own omniverse. There’s a ton of source material to work from, crazy Silver-Age stories and encounters that would make your head spin. It’s also perfect for upping the stakes, as the DC multiverse being opened up can give the DC Cinematic Universe the edge it needs to establish itself as a different player in the grand scheme of Hollywood box office gains.

It’s also already been done in The Flash TV series, as the fastest man alive from another dimension, Jay Garrick, has already made an appearance and set that show up for multiversal travel. It’s also more than likely a pipe dream, but there you have it. The possibility, is there. Gustin’s Flash can still be seen in his current second season on TV, while the Ezra Miller scarlet speedster will be running into cinemas sometime in 2018.

Last Updated: January 26, 2016

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  1. One thing I really dislike about the Flash series…..”MY NAME IS BARRY ALLEN AND I AM THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE”

    Then proceeds to get beat…



    • Jan Prins

      January 27, 2016 at 07:51

      The love stories get me down. In all of DC’s shows. The same thing. Tortured hero cannot get the girl because reasons.


      • iusedtobe(a)regular

        January 27, 2016 at 08:15

        Well thats not entirely true, Barry Allen is actually married to Iris. Not yet in this show though but it should happen at some point and Superman did eventually marry Lois, come to think of it, its only Bruce Wayne that sucks at relationships in the DC universe.


        • Jan Prins

          January 27, 2016 at 09:06

          “Not yet”… “Did Eventually”… Yeah, I know that. Still does not make up for the fact that I have to grind through all that whilst watching a show.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 27, 2016 at 08:29

        Let’s see… In Arrow Oliver is engaged to Felicity, in Flash Barry is pining away, in LoT there isn’t any kind of love interest story, and in Supergirl she’s not interested in anyone. Hey! You’re 25% right! Better than 11%. 😀


        • iusedtobe(a)regular

          January 27, 2016 at 09:19

          You are talking TV shows, I am talking, the source, comic books and it was a hobby of mine, before fatherhood that is, so I think I know a bit more than 25% 😉


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 27, 2016 at 09:25

            We were talking about the TV shows.

          • iusedtobe(a)regular

            January 27, 2016 at 11:01

            I see that now. Never the less, Most of the characters are in stable relationships, of course sometimes tragedy strikes like when Superman died shortly after getting engaged to Lois but this being comic books, it does not stay that way for too long.

            I watch the shows and movies but try not to get too caught up in it because it sometimes frustrates me when they divert from the source material, for instance what they did with Bane in the Dark Knight rises or Venom in Spiderman 3 and not to mention the travesty that was Blonsky/Abomination in the Incredible Hulk.

  2. iusedtobe(a)regular

    January 27, 2016 at 08:16

    Not if his name is Barry Allen.


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