The multiverse is the next big thing for the DCEU, and it's clear that they are ramping up the process in terms of solidifying that aspect. Last August's DC FanDome further provided evidence that this is the narrative trajectory of the monumental franchise, and 2022's The Flash has been teased as the central focus of how it will all play out.
DC surprised everyone when Ezra Miller's Flash met Grant Gustin's version of the speedster during last year's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover on the CW, hinting that there will be more shocking character interactions to come. From that point on, there have been many hints about the multiverse concept of the DCEU, with The Flash director Andy Muschietti even mentioning that his film will imply that there is a "unified universe."
And now, a new promotional image may hint that DC and Warner Bros. are now starting to embrace the multiverse concept.
The official Facebook page of DC's The Flash updated its cover photo to include several iterations of Barry Allen from various forms of media. The image showcases Grant Gustin's Barry Allen from The CW's The Flash alongside Ezra Miller's Scarlet Speedster from the DCEU.
Meanwhile, the official Facebook page of DC's Aquaman did the same thing by incorporating famous versions of the character such as Jason Momoa's King of Atlantis and the Injustice 2 iteration of the King of the Seven Seas.
Through the years, the DCEU has had its fair share of ups and downs, but the franchise is poised to turn it around by introducing the concept of the multiverse to the masses. DC seems to be ramping this initiative up with a slew of promotional images focused on past and present iterations of certain characters, and this brand new Flash-centered and Aquaman-focused reveal signals a massive shift of the studio's approach.
While fans debate about which character is superior to others, it's still nice to see different versions of DC heroes side by side, seemingly providing a springboard for the eventual multiverse reveal during the Ezra Miller-led The Flash. From a marketing standpoint, slowly planting multiverse-focused ideas in the minds of fans is an impressive option, and this could essentially help the studio in the long run by presenting these kinds of promotional material.
It remains to be seen when Miller's Scarlet Speedster will meet Gustin's speedster again, but it's clear that fans want a second meeting between the two heroes at some point. Thankfully, it's only a matter of when, and not if. After all, the DCEU is already operating in a unified multiverse, and fans can't wait to find out what's next.