Ezra Miller’s future as Barry Allen may not have been decided by James Gunn or the discovery of Warner Brothers, but the light‘s The manager is very clear about what he would do if the decision was up to him.
Having starred in a long list of scandals in recent years, Miller has been criticized by a large portion of the DC fandom, many of whom have called for him to no longer play Scarlet Speedster and replace him with Grant Gustin or something else. However, the film’s release is just around the corner, and most early reviews praised Miller’s performance as Allen.
Perhaps that’s why Muschietti has no doubts that if he’s going to make a sequel to the lightHe couldn’t do that with anyone other than Ezra. This was confirmed by the director on The Discourse podcast (via Variety):
“if [a sequel] It happens, yes. I don’t think there is anyone out there who could play that character like they did. Other portrayals of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they’ve excelled at doing just that. And like I said, Barry’s – sounds like a character created for the two of them.”
behind the lightbox office performance, it’s unknown if the character will appear in the new DCU canon anytime soon, especially since no titles related to his story have been announced by Gunn or Safran for the first phase of the new franchise, titled Gods and monsters.
But whether it’s Barry Allen, Wally West, or any other interaction with the speedster, they are a very important part of the DC mythology, so it is expected that he will appear in the future.
The short story of The Flash on Live Action
Not many stars have had the opportunity to play Barry Allen in the live-action world. Unlike characters like Superman or Batman, the Flash hasn’t been adapted to the screen many times, with the exception of animated productions.
The first was Rod Haas’s 1979 TV special titled Legends of superheroesProduced by Hanna-Barbera for NBC. The two episodes also starred Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Jarrett Craig as Captain Marvel, Howard Murphy as The Green Lantern, Bill Nuckolls as Hawkman, Barbara Joyce as the Huntsman, Alfie Wise as Atom and Danuta Wesley Danuta) as Black Canary.
Next up was John Wesley Shipp in the 1990 series, who also returned to The CW’s the light Despite playing Jay Garrick, a speedster from DC’s golden age. Finally, in 2014, the former Glee star made his Arrowverse debut as Barry Allen, a character he left behind just a few days ago after nine seasons.
during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossoverMiller appeared as his own version of the character, after briefly debuting Batman v Supermanand officially in 2017 Justice League.
the light Hits theaters June 16th.