Over the past year, several fans and industry folk have voiced their disapproval over Grant Gustin not being part of the DC Cinematic Universe as The Flash. After all, the actor has done a superb job as the DC superhero in the TV series version. The latest actor to weigh in on this casting decision is Tom Cavanagh, who plays Harrison Wells on "The Flash" TV series.
Cavanagh questioned "Batman v Superman" and "The Justice League" director Zack Snyder's reasons for not casting Gustin in the role. "Here's what I'll say about him not being The Flash. The first thing is that for Zack Snyder to say 'that's not really the universe that we're building,' it's excruciating for an actor," Cavanagh said during an interview with Nerdist on their Puck Soup podcast.
He continued, "...Because you're like, 'Uh, what about acting?' He's a clean-cut guy and winning, yes, because he's acting that. He's not Barry Allen. He's Grant Gustin. He created that thing. If you want [your Flash] to have long hair and be a slacker, believe me, Grant can play that. He makes it look easy and makes everyone think that's what he is because he's an incredibly skilled talent. That's why he has that job. That's why people like the show."
Cavanagh also added that "The Flash" movie casting was a huge misstep on Zack Snyder's part and if the director were to read Gustin for [The Flash], he would be shocked.
Ezra Miller has already made his debut as The Flash in a cameo appearance in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and we can only hope that the young actor will justify the studio's decision of casting him in the role. "The Flash" solo movie is slated to be released on March 16, 2018.