It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything about the upcoming solo Flash movie, which is set to star Ezra Miller reprising his role from Justice League. Since the idea of a joint cinematic universe has sort of fallen by the wayside since the 2017 release, the film has been given less attention by DC Entertainment. Instead, we’ve seen films like Aquaman, Birds of Prey, Shazam! and even The Trench get priority. If you’ve been confused about DC’s decision making, you’re not alone. However, there might be a very good reason why the studio is saving the Speedster’s solo film for last.
[NEW] Ezra Miller talking about ‘The Flash’ film, why production has taken so long, and how the film will be like a “gift to dc/flash fans”. pic.twitter.com/4ISnIC6sR5
— Flashsolo Updates (@FlashsoloNews) February 23, 2019
According to a recent interview with Ezra Miller, the film is still planned and will be multiversal. He promises that the story will connect the “disparate pieces” of the DC film universe while also creating what Miller calls “a Speedster multiverse”. This means we can expect time travel and Flash travelling to different dimensions, possibly meeting alternate versions of the iconic characters.
We’ve already seen some of this in action in Batman v Superman, where Flash time travelled back in time to warn Bruce about Superman. It was short but showed some of Flash’s abilities.
The Flash movie will probably show the Scarlet Speedster racing through time and space to reveal how all these new and old characters are connected. With that said, it’s likely that the DCEU isn’t dead at all and that it’s probably expanding to include characters from all the different universes, Earth-23, Earth-8, and so forth.
Of course, this would allow directors and storytellers the freedom to tell their stories without the worry of conforming to the current cinematic universe. It probably also makes way for alternate versions of the same events across different universes. Like a Snyder Cut, for example.
With the so many different timelines and universes, anything and everything is possible. Heavens, we might even see the return of Ben Affleck somewhere down the line, or at least in a cameo of sorts. Also, don’t be surprised to see Bat-Soldier, Leatherwing, Thomas Wayne, or The Batman Who Laughs in a future story.
It’s a really smart move on Warner’s part. The only major problem I can foresee is how audiences will keep up with all the changes and alternate characters.