The Flash will run off TV screens and onto movie theater screens for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This is just the beginning of the Flash’s film endeavors. We will see more of him as DC expands its film lineup and attempts to take on Marvel’s Avengers movie successes with its own movies centered on Justice League characters.
But Batman v Superman will only offer the beginnings of the Justice League. This may carry into the Suicide Squad movie, before the Justice League breaks out into its own titular film in 2017. But that won’t happen until Wonder Woman gets her own solo film earlier that year. The Flash will not get a fully focused film until March, 2018.
The Flash TV series exceeded the Arrow series that launched it. But Stephen Amell, who plays Arrow, doesn’t quite agree with Warner Bros.’ casting decision. This won’t be the same Flash. He expressed his take on the matter in an interview with theStream.tv.
“I think that someone like Grant Gustin, who has just launched an iconic character like the Flash to record breaking numbers, numbers that far surpassed Arrow’s numbers…All that being said, I think that he should have been given a wider berth than two episodes before another actor was announced to play his character.”
If you ask me, they should push The Flash movie up. It should come right after Batman v Superman. They could capitalize on the huge viewing numbers from The Flash TV show, and catapult the Flash to superhero stardom on par with Superman and Batman. But we’ll have to wait while DC makes up its cinematic mind.
The DC cinema version of the Flash won’t be the Grant Gustin we know from TV. They’ve instead hired Ezra Miller to handle the Flash’s movie appearances. He could show up in any of the numerous planned DC superhero films scheduled to come out. There are multiple people who could hold the Flash title in the film, but according to Super Hero Hype, Flash movie director Phil Lord says that Ezra Miller will probably play the same Barry Allen Flash role that Grant Gustin plays.
I imagine that could change, since they could go the route of Wally West as the Flash without running over what the TV show built. The interpretation for the movie Flash will probably take a different tone than the TV series, as the TV series lacks a Justice League focus.
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