Earlier this week, Writer/Director/Actor Kevin Smith hosted DC Films Present: Dawn of the Justice League on The CW. During the show, DC revealed tons of details on their new DC film slate, including concept art and details for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Cyborg, and The Green Lantern Corps.
Amidst the plethora of exciting details, Kevin Smith now revealed that there was a key moment cut out, The Multiverse.
“We saw Ezra Miller, who’s playing movie Flash, and we had shot for those that follow this sort of thing…you know, I’m a big f–king Flash fan, huge Flash fan… I’ve been talking about like why are they f–king… we talked about it on the show… why the f–k would you create a new Flash in the movies, with all apologies to Ezra Miller who’s a great actor, but like you’ve got a Flash audience and Grant is f–king phenomenal and stuff.”
“And we did a piece where we talked about, I don’t know how much I’m supposed to say because they cut it out, and I was kind of bummed they cut it out. But the idea of, ‘Hey man, DC is known for nothing if not a multiverse,’ so at which point I was like, ‘Could they f–king crossover?’ And he was like, ‘Ahhhhh.’ So doors are being left open and stuff like that for… think about this, you can have Ezra Miller be The Flash and you could also have Grant be The Flash, because there’s a multiverse at work.”
Now this isn’t the first time DC has mentioned this. Back in 2014 Geoff Johns told Buzzfeed:
Well, Arrow and Flash are the same universe, and we get a lot of great story out of that — especially when we have episodes that cross them over, but that’s also where our superhero universe lives. We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it’s about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world. Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through. I think the characters are iconic enough. I like [Marvel’s Agents of] S.H.I.E.L.D. a lot. I love what Marvel does. I’m a huge fan. It’s just a different approach.
So with the recent details provided by Smith, and the questionable removal of something that has already been discussed, countless questions have now arisen in regards to DC’s plan for a potential Multiverse crossover. At this point fans can endlessly debate over this topic, but it could simply be that WB and DC felt it was wise to simply remove the segment to avoid confusion for the rest of the viewers who don’t read the comics. Either way, only time will tell, and if we’re lucky, we may see both Ezra and Grant wear the crimson outfit together on screen.