The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, is more than just a solo movie. The producer hinted it would restart the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Producer Barbara Muschietti teased fans at the DC FanDome’s ongoing event that The Flash will build up the much talked about DCEU multiverse. Given the recent announcements of multiple Batman appearances in the superhero caper, Muschietti’s statement doesn’t come as a surprise to fans.
However, Muschietti promised fun and excitement since “there are a lot of DC characters in it.” The producer describes Miller’s character as the “bridge between all of these characters and timelines.”
“In a way, it restarts everything and doesn’t forget anything,” Muschietti revealed.
Partnership with Wonder Woman
The producer also said that she wants a DCEU movie featuring Barry Allen/The Flash and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman together.
“I think they’d be the perfect odd couple, best friends,” the producer said. “I think they could solve a lot of problems in the world with little or no violence, which is always a plus in my book.”
According to ComicBook, the partnership might work since Barry isn’t the kind of superhero who resorts to violence. Diana, on the other hand, prefers a diplomatic solution to physical fights.
However, together, these two characters can deliver impressive action sequences that will likely thrill the fans.
Muschietti’s plans come as Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg in the DCEU, is embroiled in a controversy with Warner Bros and DC. According to reports, The Flash movie was supposed to highlight the Barry and Victor Stone/Cyborg as the buddies, but Fisher wanted a few changes to the scripts.
When the creative team failed to take in Fisher’s inputs, he brought this up with the DC and Warner Bros bosses. He also revealed other issues while filming the Justice League.
For now, Cyborg is still part of The Flash, but things might still change as filming has not started yet.
New suit for Barry
Meanwhile, director Andy Muschetti also shared some details about The Flash. Miller’s character will reportedly don a new suit made by Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The upcoming movie will not only allow Flash to time travel, but he can change things at different timelines. According to the director, he was pretty much “blown away” by the script from Christina Hodson. They perfectly captured the personality of Barry.
Miller and the rest of the cast and crew will be on The Flash set to start production in early 2021. The movie is up for a June 2022 theater date.
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