The Flash’s run has been one that many may call a tragedy. Being a part of the CW’s Arrowverse, the series was the second addition, following closely after the success of Stephan Amell’s Arrow. The early seasons of The Flash were extremely promising for fans of the universe that was being created, providing a lighter tone of Central City compared to the darkness of Starling City. Grant Gustin was seen as the titular character, and the series, as a whole, found a special place in the hearts of fans. However, things took an unfortunate turn when the series started to deteriorate in quality.
Despite this and the cancelation of the series, fans were excited when they found out that there would be a movie coming of the same character, this time, being portrayed by Ezra Miller. Many were expecting Gustin to make a cameo in this film, alongside all the other past actors who were making an appearance. This, however, did not happen. Recently, the actor revealed that he was never even asked to be a part of this movie.
The Flash Film Raised The Hopes Of Fans
The Flash film featured Ezra Miller in the role of the Scarlet Speedster and would feature the plot of the Flashpoint paradox. Knowing this, fans were extremely excited about the fact that many past characters from earlier projects could make appearances in this film. It was almost expected that Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen would be one of them, and this wasn’t only because he was another Flash from a different universe.
Miller actually ended up making a cameo in The Flash series, during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event in 2020. Despite this, Gustin was nowhere to be seen in the film, which was to the disappointment of many. Since this happened, many have speculated the reason why the actor did not appear in this movie, even though actors from all corners of the franchise managed to feature in some way or the other.
Grant Gustin Reveals That He Was Never Asked To Be A Part Of The Flash Film
Recently, Grant Gustin commented on this exact during a panel at GalaxyCon Columbus, via Comic Book Movie. The actor addressed the rumors and speculation around his absence from Ezra Miller’s The Flash, revealing that it was not he who rejected the opportunity to be a part of this film. He added that in reality, it was the other way around. He confessed that he was never formally asked to be a part of the movie.
“Never, any at least, no one officially ever called me in as far as I know. My reps never told me if they did. So yeah, no one ever reached out to me about the movie.”
He went on to say that not only was he not contacted for this fan-service opportunity, but his representatives weren’t either. He was simply, never asked to be a part of this film. It is safe to say that this was just another mistake made by DC when it comes to this film.