As we’ve seen on this season of ‘The Flash’ the DC heroes don’t inhabit a shared universe, they share a multiverse, consisting of an untold number of parallel Earths all vastly different from one another. And speaking of The Flash and realities, as Warner Brothers prepared to introduce the character as part of their film series, there was a vocal portion of fandom that didn’t understand why they didn’t simply use their existing Flash, Grant Gustin, star of the TV show.
Instead, the studio cast Ezra Miller as another version of Barry Allen and officially deemed that the movies and the CW TV shows were separate and presumably, that was that. Except there was that whole Multiverse thing. Gustin and Miller may both be Barry Allen, but could they possibly just be the Barry Allens of two different Earths.
It turns out that comic fan Kevin Smith mentioned this theory when he co-hosted the recent ‘Dawn of the Justice League’ special with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Unfortunately, this conversation was cut from the special that was aired, most likely for time– the special was used to present viewers with the movie versions of the new movie heroes– but also because it might have been too confusing or may have given some fans a false sense of hope for a crossover that will never happen. Or will it?
Smith did explain what he said during the deleted segment on his ‘Fatman On Batman’ podcast: (Warning: “Flash” is NOT the F-word Smith seems the most fond of.)
“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***ing Flash fan, huge Flash fan… I’ve been talking about like why are they f***ing… we talked about it on the show… why the f*** 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***ing 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***ing 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 is it possible that The CW cut this segment because it hit a little too close to home? COULD the Flashes of Two Worlds really appear on screen together?
Well… probably not. But anything is possible when parallel universes enter the equation.
Would you like to see these two Flashes share the screen?