Ever since Ezra Miller was cast as the DC Extended Universe version of The Flash while Grant Gustin still played The Flash on TV, it has been clear that Warner Bros. is keeping their film and TV properties separate. By creating a distinctly different universe tonally on the small screen, the CW and The Flash showrunners were able to play with different references and storylines that the films might not get around to any time soon.
One significant direction that The Flash show went in was the inclusion of multiple universes and multiple users of the Speed Force. A major user of the Speed Force was that of guest star John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in the 1990 TV series. In a recent tweet from Heroic Hollywood writer Jeff Grantz, Shipp’s thoughts on the separate Barry Allen actors were revealed:
— Jeff Grantz (@Jeff_Grantz) September 1, 2017
Shipp’s portrayal of Jay Garrick, The Flash from Earth-3, has been met with praise and adoration from fans and TV critics, and his approval of Ezra Miller and the upcoming Flashpoint movie is a good sign for the future of DC properties.
Ezra Miller has made small cameos in the DCEU films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad and will make his full debut in this year’s Justice League, in cinemas November 17.
The CW‘s The Flash returns for its fourth season on October 10.