While Marvel has found the perfect way to blend their movie universe with their television universe, it seems that Warner Bros. and DC have decided to take a different route, which is clearly not working out too well for them, especially with their fans. One of the biggest grumbles that the comic book fans have, is using different actors to play the same character, especially when it comes to The Flash.
When it was announced that Ezra Miller was going to play The Flash on the big screen, many people voiced their concerns at Grant Gustin not getting the role, which led to Zack Snyder to come out and defend his decision. Now, The Flash star Tom Cavanagh has decided to voice his opinions on the subject, and it seems that Tom feels that Zack was a little bit disrespectful towards Grant.
Cavanagh explained, "It was either Variety or Vanity Fair that wrote an article that said [DC] needs to watch what they’re doing on TV, because the TV’s working and some of the other darker stuff isn’t working. Here’s what I’ll say about him not being The Flash. The first thing is that for Zack Snyder to say ‘that’s not really the universe that we’re building,’ it’s excruciating for an actor. Because you’re like, ‘Uh, what about acting?’ He’s a clean-cut guy and winning, yes, because he’s acting that. He’s not Barry Allen. He’s Grant Gustin. He created that thing."
He added, "If you want [your Flash] to have long hair and be a slacker, believe me, Grant can play that. He makes it look easy and makes everyone think that’s what he is because he’s an incredibly skilled talent. That’s why he has that job. That’s why people like the show. If Zack Snyder were to read him for [The Flash], he would be shocked. It’s crazy for a big-time Hollywood director to say ‘that’s not the universe.’ It’s a huge misstep on his part. If you’re a director, and you’re worth your oats, then you should be able to, given an actor with talent, mold him into what you want, and Grant could do that."
Since we have yet to see what Ezra Miller has to offer with his performance of The Flash, we are going to wait until we get a good look at him before making an opinion, although we have to admit that we are big fans of Grant Gustin, so Ezra has some tough shoes to fill.