Smith reveals segment cut from Dawn of the Justice League special
Kevin Smith recently served as host for a DC Films and its unveiling of the DC Extended Universe. He and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns presented brief looks at production art from features based on The Flash and other super heroes.
On his podcast Fatman on Batman, Smith revealed a discussion that was cut from the special. He questioned why Ezra Miller was playing The Flash on the big screen, while Grant Gustin is doing a great job as The Flash on TV?
“We saw Ezra Miller, who’s playing movie Flash,” said Smith. “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.”
Gustin apparently has no hard feelings about Miller’s casting. In fact, he’s taking it all in stride (pun intended). Smith followed up, saying:
“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.”
It’s unclear if Miller and Gustin will ever meet on film. But who ever thought a few years ago that Batman and Superman would share the same screen. In the meantime, We can see Grant Gustin on television as The Flash on Tuesdays at 8/7 c on the CW. And we’ll get to see Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in US theaters on March 25, 2016.