Ezra Miller’s The Flash is Guilty of the Worst Crime Against Grant Gustin’s Arrowverse

The Flash film not including the Arrowverse in the film acted as a betrayal for fans and Grant Gustin alike.

Ezra Miller’s The Flash is Guilty of the Worst Crime Against Grant Gustin’s Arrowverse

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  • Ever since it had been announced that The Flash would be getting his own movie, fans had been excited about the possibility of the Arrowverse feature in the film.
  • However, when film did hit the theaters, it disappointed fans.
  • This was not only because of how poorly made it was, but also because of the absence of the Arrowverse.
  • What makes the absence of the Arrowverse in The Flash film all the more worse, is that Ezra Miller did make an appearance in The Flash television series.
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The Flash was a very significant film for the general story of the DCEU. Though the film managed to prove itself as a massive disappointment for fans, it did manage to adapt one of the most iconic moments for the character in the comics; Flashpoint. Being considered one of the biggest events in DC comics, it is a crossover event that acts as a reboot in many cases. One of the most well-known aspects of it is the appearance of many different characters from many different universes, showcasing the existence of a multiverse.

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Grant Gustin as The Flash
Grant Gustin as The Flash

This is exactly what Ezra Miller’s film did, featuring iconic characters from DC’s cinematic history, and introducing a lot more. The one thing that they failed to introduce was perhaps one that fans were most anticipating. The inclusion of the Arrowverse into the DCEU, through Grant Gustin’s Flash.

Also Read: “Never”: Grant Gustin Busts 1 The Flash Rumor Everyone Thought Was True

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The Flash Film Failed The Arrowverse

Ever since it had been announced that Ezra Miller’s Flash would be getting his own movie, fans had been excited about the possibility of the Arrowverse feature in the film. The Flash television series started its run in 2014 and gained quite an audience. Being a part of the Arrowverse that features other shows like The Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Batwoman, fans expected some interaction between Ezra Miller’s and Grant Gustin’s Flashes.

A still from The Flash (2023)
A still from The Flash (2023)

When the movie was released, however, Gustin was nowhere to be seen. Not only did the actor not make an appearance in it, but the entire universe was not even mentioned. This disappointed a lot of fans who were looking forward to the two speedsters interacting. While Teddy Sears did appear in character, it was never acknowledged if he was playing Jay Garrick from the Arrowverse or an alternative reality.

Also Read: Grant Gustin Reveals Why He Was Adamant About Ending The Flash Without Season 10 Despite Fans’ Demand

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The Flash Series Had An Ezra Miller Cameo

What makes the absence of the Arrowverse in The Flash film all the more worse, is that Ezra Miller did make an appearance in The Flash television series. During the Crisis on Infinite Earths event, Barry Allen interacted with a number of well-known characters, portrayed by their iconic actors.

Ezra Miller and Grant Gustin in The Flash film
Ezra Miller and Grant Gustin in The Flash film

Among these, was a new addition, fairly new to the franchise. Ezra Miller starred as his own Barry Allen in the 2019 event, after having entered the franchise only two years earlier, through Justice League. When this happened, fans were ecstatic, as talk of The Flash film had already started. This is why the absence of Grant Gustin in the 2023 film stings all the more for fans

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A poet and art enthusiast, Ananya Godboley is a striving academic who is pursuing a career in Criminal Psychology, currently doing an undergrad degree in Psychology. Passionate about History, Philosophy and Literature, she loves to learn about new and interesting subjects. A writer for FandomWire with over 1000 published articles, she adores all things superhero and Taylor Swift.