The Flash Movie: A DC Saving Grace or Desperate Fan Service?

By Caleb Rippee

DC has had its fair share of trouble over the years, especially with actors. From the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard court scandal, to firing Henry Cavill (on his birthday, no less) and even closing the door on Ben Affleck. So the issues with Ezra Miller seemed to be nothing new for the company. But now that the past is behind us and the Flash movie is just around the corner.

 Now would be a good time to really analyze what this movie might do for DC. The trailer for the movie contains lots of exciting things that have most fans extremely hyped. From Grant Gustin cameos to Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman, there’s lots to unpack.

First, we need to think about everything that led up to this movie. In short, there were lots of controversies with lead actor Ezra Miller. (For more information on that, click here)

And because of this, DC has received quite a lot of negative attention. Although the actor has apologized and sought help for their mental health, this may cause DC to close the door on any future Ezra Miller Flash projects. Perhaps they will try and find another actor to play the Flash.

An easy choice would be to cast Grant Gustin, since he already has a role in the movie as the Flash from the CW show. Especially when you consider that his contract is almost up and he likely will be done with the show soon. 

Now, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. In case you didn’t know, Michael Keaton will be reprising his role as the Batman and may play a significant role in the film. With all these cameos and reappearances of characters, one has to wonder about the quality of the movie. A new trend in superhero movies has arisen in recent years, spearheaded by Marvel, In which, studios have begun filling their movies with cameos and an overwhelming amount of fan service moments. Mostly to take away from the uninspired or lacking ideas for the actual story itself. And now, with several cameos already confirmed through the trailers, it seems that DC is now possibly following in that trend. 

Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that The Flash is happening, and it might be the biggest movie of the year, and possibly the last collaboration between Ezra Miller and DC. 

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