2022's The Flash represents a pivotal point in DC's Extended Universe. While the film will see Ezra Miller reprise his role as Barry Allen from previous DCEU installments such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, this standalone scarlet speedster picture promises to open the forbidden doors of the Multiverse.
Michael Keaton is confirmed to return as Bruce Wayne from 1989's Batman, while television's Flash, Grant Gustin, is rumored to be joining the ensemble. Neither of those aforementioned characters exists in the proper DCEU, indicating this film will be tampering with a concept the MCU's Doctor Strange knows "frighteningly little" about.
As evident by Spider-Man: No Way Home, messing with the Multiverse tends to reap permanent consequences. New rumors suggested The Flash will "erase" Zack Snyder's DCEU installments from continuity, as Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) officially exit the universe.
While those answers won't arrive until this fall, The Flash's leading man is putting a damper on the current controversial rumblings.
Ezra Miller Weighs in on The Flash Rumors
Barry Allen has never been one to keep a secret.
Responding to @FlashFilmNews on Instagram, The Flash star Ezra Miller emphasized that Zack Snyder's "mighty" contributions to the DCEU "would or could" ever be erased:
"No power or force in any known megaverse would or could ever erase Zack Snyder's mighty wrkz. You can take that quote. Take that to the bank, to the press, to the schools, to the military, to the other pillar of capitalism I'm forgetting cause of that thing where if you try to think of a group of things you always forget one of them."
The Direct verified the legitimacy of this message with @FlashFilmNews.
Justice League Stays Canon?
As Barry Allen tells Bruce Wayne in Justice League, that seems like an oversimplification.
While Miller's quote does offer optimism for Snyder fans, it doesn't dismiss current rumors surrounding The Flash. Miller simply stated that Snyder's DCEU projects are incapable of being erased, which when taken verbatim, is completely true. Years after The Flash hits theaters, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Zack Snyder's Justice League will still be available to stream on HBO Max.
That said, Miller's quote doesn't actually shut down the current rumors. If anything, it adds a little fuel to the fire.
Snyder's projects will remain in the DCEU's history, but they are not exempt from being inconsequential to future stories. Miller's reassurance emphasizes that Snyder's contributions are a permanent fixture of Warner Bros' entertainment; however, his words do not shut down the possibility of them becoming decanonized.
The Flash hits theaters on November 4, 2022.