Ezra Miller's future as Barry Allen may not be settled after The Flash, but there is still hope for a sequel. The film, directed by Andy Muschietti, will be released in theaters on June 16, marking the first little step toward the new DC canon. The Flash is promoted as a soft reboot, with fresh protagonists and plots that have little or nothing to do with previous ones. However, Miller might reprise his role as Barry Allen, and The Flash 2 Script Is Completed!
#1. The Flash 2 Script Is Completed!
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In the midst of so many structural changes within Warner Bros. Discovery and the birth of a new franchise led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, the Scarlet Speedster's solo film was one of the few projects caught between the end of Snydeverse and the future of the DC Extended Universe, alongside Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Blue Beetle. That is why The Flash is portrayed as a soft reboot, with fresh protagonists and plots that have little or nothing to do with previous ones. However, Miller might reprise his role as Barry Allen, and a sequel has already been written.
According to Variety, Aquaman writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has already completed the script for a prospective second installment, which would include appearances from Michael Keaton and Sasha Calle, who co-starred in the first installment with Miller.
The Flash also features the return of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in what will most likely be his final appearance as Batman, given he was one of the primary performers from the Snyderverse and, like Henry Cavill, will not continue to portray the role. One of the franchise's forthcoming projects, The Brave and the Bold, is slated to include a new Batman.
#2. How The Flash 2 Could Fit Into the New DCU?
That appears to be a tough issue to answer given how little is known about James Gunn's plans for his world beyond the titles of movies and series, or the heroes who will appear in the first phase of the new DCU, Gods & Monsters.
The Flash's plot, however, opens the door to a future in which Ezra Miller's Barry Allen may have a role. The premise of the film is partially based on the plot of Flashpoint, in which Barry wakes up in another reality and must journey via the Speed Force to restore his world. However, some alterations remained after returning.
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That's precisely what happens in The Flash, and it's why the film is ideal for resetting the world without having to change anything. If the picture does well at the box office and Ezra Miller recovers from the controversies he has been involved in in recent years, the possibilities of his comeback are considerable.
So, unless James Gunn decides to hire a new actor for the part or develop a new version of the Scarlet Speedster, like Wally West, Miller could easily fit both alternatives in the franchise's future. In that event, it's unlikely to be with the sequel's script fully completed, since Muschietti has stated that he doesn't see anybody else playing Miller in a continuation of his narrative.
Because The Flash is such a major figure in DC mythology, he will very certainly have a place in the new canon, or perhaps outside of it, as part of the Elseworlds projects alongside The Batman or Joker.
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