When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in cinemas this week, it won’t just be the Trinity assembling on the big screen. The movie is also set to feature cameo appearances from Justice League members Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash.
Somewhat disappointingly for fans of The CW’s hit superhero show, it won’t be Grant Gustin donning the suit as the Scarlet Speedster, but rather Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), and speaking to the New York Daily News, director Zack Snyder has revealed why we’ll be seeing a new Barry Allen.
“I just don’t think [Gustin] was a good fit,” states Snyder. “I’m very strict with this universe and I just don’t see a version where…that [tone is] not our world.”
Snyder went on to support the recent comments from Kevin Smith, who suggested that DC’s Geoff Johns was keen on the idea of a multiverse where all the various DC projects co-exist:
“Even if Grant Gustin is my favorite guy in the world and he’s very good, we made a commitment to the multiverse (idea), so it’s just not a thing that’s possible.”
Are you sad that we won’t be seeing Grant Gustin on the big screen alongside the rest of the Justice League, or is it the right move to recast for the DC Extended Universe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Martha Wayne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Thomas Wayne, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Wallace Keefe and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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