The Flash seems lost in the Speed Force right now on the big screen, as Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster has been AWOL in the DCEU since 2017’s Justice League. The hero’s solo movie has passed through many different hands since then and recent reports have pointed to Miller himself vacating the role. So, what might the future of the Flash in the franchise look like and could it be time to introduce a new version?
This is apparently something that Warner Bros. are considering. We Got This Covered’s been informed by our source that the studio’s entertaining the idea of introducing Wally West into the DCEU to replace Miller’s Barry Allen. We have to stress that this is just an idea right now and while there’s a chance it could happen, it’s too early to say for sure.
As for the Miller situation, we’ve been told that the Fantastic Beasts star’s continued career as the Flash is “up in the air” at the moment and could go either way. It seems the strategy of working Wally into the franchise is being used as a contingency plan just in case Miller does leave. Meaning that if he does depart, don’t expect a new actor as Barry in the DCEU, as the character will likely be swept aside in favor of Wally instead.
Back in March, it was revealed that Miller had creative differences with directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley over the direction of The Flash. So much so that the star wrote his own script for the movie, alongside comic book scribe Grant Morrison. Their effort was said to hue closer to Flashpoint, but apparently, WB preferred Goldstein and Daley’s take, which called Miller’s continued involvement into question. There’s since been conflicting evidence on this though so at the moment, it’s hard to say what’ll happen.
Tell us, though, would you like to see Wally West in the DCEU? Or should the franchise continue with Ezra Miller? Have your say in the comments section below.