‘The Flash’ Movie: Grant Gustin Explains Why He Didn’t Return As Barry Allen

Should he have appeared?

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Grant Gustin was the face of The Flash for nearly a decade on The CW. However, it seems he was never even considered for a cameo in the eponymous DC Studios movie starring Ezra Miller.

The Flash was stuffed to the brim with cameos from across the DC Multiverse. Many crossed a line with fans given they were resurrecting dead actors, and one annoyed star Nicolas Cage due to feeling misled about his role in the project. However, it seems that Warner Bros. didn’t even reach out to fellow Flash actor Grant Gustin:

“Never, any, at least no one officially, ever called me,” Gustin revealed during a recent panel appearance. “As far as I know. My reps never told me, if they did. So yeah, no, no one ever reached out to me about [The Flash].”

This seems odd given the film’s star, Ezra Miller, appeared in the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths alongside Grant Gustin. Missing out on even contacting him for a cameo was a massive missed opportunity. Though given how The Flash ended up doing both critically and commercially, Gustin may have dodged a bullet!

The Flash’s DC Universe future

Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.

In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!