Despite Being Filled with Cameos, 1 DC Star’s Appearance in Ezra Miller’s The Flash was Even More So Wasted than the Rest

Ezra Miller's The Flash included a scene involving Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman which didn't make any sense.

Despite Being Filled with Cameos, 1 DC Star’s Appearance in Ezra Miller’s The Flash was Even More So Wasted than the Rest

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  • Ezra Miller's much-hyped The Flash stands out as the most underwhelming movie of the DCEU.
  • Andy Muschietti's decision to fill the movie with pointless cameos irked many fans.
  • In particular, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman's appearance added little to the storyline.
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The release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom next week will officially mark the end of the DCEU. Despite boasting some of the best talents, resources, and most importantly legacy superheroes from the comics world, the franchise has failed to do justice to fans’ expectations ever since its inception in 2013.

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Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller as The Flash.

If there’s one movie that perfectly sums up DCEU’s underwhelming stint, it’s The Flash. The Ezra Miller-led movie had everything: talents, budget, iconic characters, and yet it left everyone who watched it complaining about one thing or another.

Read more: 5 MCU and DCU Movies That Failed Miserably at Box Office in 2023

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Which DC Star’s Cameo Appearance Was Wasted in Ezra Miller’s The Flash

DC Co-CEO James Gunn described Ezra Miller‘s The Flash as one of the best superhero movies he had ever seen. Not many were surprised by Gunn’s comments and expected the movie – which was made with a budget of over $200 million – to impress both critically and financially.

Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller in The Flash
Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller in The Flash.

Gunn’s comment surfaced in February of 2023. By June they became the subject of many memes and jokes because of just how disappointing critics and fans alike found The Flash.

The story of Barry Allen, who goes back in time to change the events of his past, failed to impress fans due to the absence of clear direction, comical use of CGI, and mangled storylines and cameos, among others.

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Pointless cameos, in particular, annoyed fans more than anything, as it not only threw the main character Barry on the sidelines for no good reason but also because of its weak attempts to attract eyeballs solely based on the popularity of superheroes rather than their need in the storyline.

In that regard, Wonder Woman’s appearance during the bridge sequence irked fans more than any other cameo. In the opening heist of the movie, Gal Gadot’s superwoman comes to the rescue of Ben Affleck’s Batman, saving the dangling caped crusader from losing hold of his target with her Lasso of Truth.

Neither her introduction nor Batman and The Flash’s stammering reactions to seeing her made sense, considering they had already worked closely together by that point.

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Ezra Miller’s Movie Missed the Trick by Ignoring Fan-Favorite Flash

From bringing in Wonder Woman out of nowhere to showing Jason Momoa’s Aquaman roaring drunk outside of Barry’s apartment, The Flash was filled with cameo appearances that made little sense to the Flashpoint storyline, which sees Miller’s character race through different timelines and alternate universes.

Grant Gustin as The Flash
Grant Gustin as The Flash.

However, director Andy Muschietti missed one potential cameo that would’ve actually made sense and appreciated by true fans of The Flash. Grant Gustin, who is a fan favorite Barry, starred in The Flash television series for nearly a decade to great effect. The movie had a chance to bring the two together, but Warner Bros. didn’t even approach the actor for such an opportunity.

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“Never, any, at least no one officially, ever called me. As far as I know,” Gustin said (via flashfacts4real). “My reps never told me, if they did. So yeah, no, no one ever reached out to me about [The Flash].”

Instead, Muschietti’s movie focused on bringing multiple versions of Bruce Wayne with Affleck and Michael Keaton.

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Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.