The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event had plenty of surprises for fans of DC Comics. From Kevin Conroy to Burt Ward, so many names through the history of DC entertainment appeared in an epic moment of fan service.
But one cameo took almost every fan by surprise as seeing the DCEU version of The Flash, played by Ezra Miller, meeting CW’s Grant Gustin version was something no one thought would ever happen. In a new interview with Fake Nerd Podcast, Marc Guggenheim explained the difficulties of achieving the impossible:
“There were certain things that we knew were not touchable, and the cinematic universe fell into that category,” he said. “The nice thing about doing something for years is you’re there for all the changes. You’re there for the personnel changes, and you’re there for the philosophical changes and the changes in policy, and this was one of those situations where people changed their minds.”
“I was so glad that they did, even though the change of mind did come after we were wrapped on the whole crossover. So it came very late, but as they say, better late than never.”
Guggenheim went on to add that it was a dream to include the DC Extended Universe in Crisis on Infinite Earths and said that getting Miller to cameo was surprisingly straightforward:
“The funny thing is, once we got the approval, it came together almost easier than any other cameo. I mean, certainly, there were other cameos that were a lot harder to pull off, that required a lot more scheduling creativity or financial creativity or logistical creativity, you name it! This sort of all came together really nice.” As for Miller, it was a “series of phone calls and some time at the keyboard.”
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