James Gunn responds to officially being DC canon in The Flash movie as a big reference to the filmmaker is spotted in a trailer. After being stuck in development for several years, Barry Allen is finally getting his solo movie released in theaters this summer with The Flash, starring Ezra Miller as the DC icon. As The Flash will tap into the multiverse, the DCEU installment will also feature cameos and nods to past DC content.
However, it also appears that filmmakers are getting included in the cameo-fest, as Gunn reacted to one of his Scooby Doo films being shown in Barry’s bedroom in The Flash trailers. This is specifically from the young Barry’s childhood bedroom, as the setting is somewhere in the 2000s.
While The Flash will obviously not make any major references to Gunn, it’s still fun to know that in the DCEU, the Guardians of the Galaxy director and now head of DC Studios exists as an actual person. If fans look closer, there are posters of other films that were actually released by Warner Bros.
Is The Flash Actually Going To Be Part Of James Gunn’s DC Universe?
While The Flash movie will serve as a partial reset for the DCEU as it transitions to Gunn’s new vision, it has still not been confirmed whether or not the Scarlet Speedster will be part of his upcoming franchise. Even though several Justice League characters have upcoming projects as part of DC Studios, the fastest man alive is currently nowhere to be seen in Gunn’s Chapter 1, “Gods and Monsters.” It may not be until after The Flash has come out that DC Studios decides whether or not this incarnation of the speedster will take part in the DC Universe.
Despite some behind-the-scenes controversies, The Flash director is committed to Ezra Miller returning if a sequel happens. To this point, Gunn and DC Studios haven’t given a definitive statement if The Flash will be Miller’s final time starring as the Justice League hero. It’s possible that the character will be rebooted alongside the other Justice League characters, like Superman and Batman, to give the DC Universe a fresh start. Of course, Miller may very well continue on as Barry Allen.
Time will tell if Miller will suit up as The Flash again. What DC Studios could always do, if they move forward with The Flash 2, is have the film be an Elseworlds-franchise, in the similar vein of The Batman and Joker. But in the end, it will likely depend on how The Flash does at the box office and on its critical reception.
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