Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is finally hitting the theaters this weekend. The Flash character has been confirmed to be in the movie. Unfortunately for fans of The Flash weekly television show, it will not be Grant Gustin portraying the character. That's a disappointment, because his rendition of the Flash has proven to be quite popular with the millions of viewers that tune in weekly. According to Entertainment Weekly, director Zack Snyder reveals that Gustin is not a fit.
Tone is the reason why Zack Snyder does not think the version of the Flash portrayed by Grant Gustin is not a fit for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. On the weekly television show, Gustin portrays the character as a cheerful and colorful speedster that is still trying to understand his powers and the ways of the world. The version in Batman v Superman is expected to be more experienced and grittier.
Another big difference between DC Comics and Marvel is that the latter is not afraid to have their movies and television shows intertwine. Agent Phil Coulson plays a big part on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after being a part of the Iron Man series and The Avengers film. Of course, the Coulson character hasn't made an appearance in another film since the television series started, so Marvel is still keeping a degree of separation there.
That other actor happens to be Ezra Miller, who appears set to benefit financially from the casting. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and Miller gets to be involved with that. Ezra is expected to receive a bigger role in the Justice League: Part One movie before getting his own Flash film. That's at least three movies that should do well financially.
Grant Gustin could have very well been able to modify his character to fit with the tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, that means that DC Comics might not have been able to continue with The Flash as a television show. The person portraying the character on film is going to be quite busy over the next several years. Doing double duty might have been too much.
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