When James Gunn became the new CEO of DC Studios, it received mixed reactions from fans to say the very least. He laid out his elaborate plans for the future of the DCEU, with the first chapter Gods and Monsters kicking off in 2025. Part of the very first phase is The Flash.
The Flash has been in the works for way too long. It features Ezra Miller as Barry Allen. After being announced in 2014, the film is set to be released in June 2023.
The film was originally meant to arrive along with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman V Superman, but ultimately didn’t happen because of a variety of obstacles. There were director dropouts, Ezra Miller’s problematic behavior offset, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Gunn praises The Flash (2023)
In January this year, DC’s newly appointed chairmen James Gunn and Peter Safran announced that The Flash would be out in cinemas in June 2023. Gunn told Collider that he thinks The Flash is the film that “resets everything” and officially sparks the new direction of the franchise.
Not only that, he went ahead and called it “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made”
“So, how can we take these things together and make them make sense and have them unified and have it one real universe? I think that we’ve gotten lucky with the next four movies, frankly, because we have Shazam, which leads into Flash, which resets everything which then goes into Blue Beetle, which is totally disconnected.”
The director seems to be more optimistic than others regarding The Flash. He also hinted that Ezra Miller would continue to be part of the DCEU despite their recent controversial behavior.
DC CEO Gets Relentlessly Trolled on Twitter
After Gunn praised The Flash to no end, Snyder fans took to Twitter to make fun of the director.
I'm sure James thinks Josstice League was a masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/5UB1iu8k51
— Carlos DaPro (@CarlosdaPro) April 16, 2023
MY HONEST REACTION pic.twitter.com/a9CGRbTT1V
— T O B E Y (@TobeyTweetz) April 16, 2023
genuinly have 0 clues what james gunn has done to deserve this level of trust. he's put out bang-average movies including the abomination that is Guardians 2. but certain people walk around like he's Nolan
— ——— (@Shehryar1995) April 16, 2023
Very few Twitter users had kind words about the film release, but it was overshadowed by the tsunami of memes trolling James Gunn.
“James Gunn thinks Josstice League was a masterpiece”
Josstice League refers to the Joss Whedon cut of The Justice League (2017). Snyder stepped away from the role after the demise of his daughter, and the project was taken over by Whedon.
Except, Whedon’s cut is quite literally everyone’s least favorite DC Film. The film was not received well at all and Snyder fans were dismissive. The film lacked the layers that Snyder built or even a distinct energy for viewers to latch on to. The end result was underwhelming and anticlimactic.
Source: Games Radar