Grant Gustin Reportedly Cast as New DCU's The Flash Replacing Ezra Miller

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Universe isn't set for launch until 2025 but we already know the gist of their plans for the reboot franchise. In case you didn't know, Gunn himself confirmed that The Flash will plant the seeds for the "new" DCU but some things remain unclear like Ezra Miller's future.

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Credit: WB

The controversial star's DCU status is been shrouded in uncertainty but despite reports claiming he's part of the chopping block along with Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, DC Studios seemingly left the door open for him to reprise the role in the future. Now, a new rumor contradicts that and it looks like Gunn and Safran will in fact oust the 30-year-old star.

According to John Campea (via The Direct), Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen in the ArrowVerse could very well be Miller's official replacement ahead of the DCU shakeup. He said: "Could we, by the end of The Flash movie, literally see a new performer in the role of Barry Allen AKA The Flash? I have never thought so, but I’m going to let you guys in on something and this is something that, for the record, I do not buy into, alright?"

Campea continued: "But I’m going to let you guys know about this, just because it’s fun for the topic of conversation. I’ve had a little bird told me and I’m sure this little bird is also telling a few other people, so you’re probably going to see this pop up over the next day or two around some other places as well that, just a short version, Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash in the television series The Flash is going to be the new Flash of the DC Universe."

Also Read: Grant Gustin Says He Wants to Move On with His Life After The Flash

Of course, it's still hard to buy into Campea's claims, especially considering Gunn and Safran have recently stated that the door is still open for Miller to return as the Scarlet Speedster once he's completed his mental health treatment. On the other hand, there's a strong chance that it was just a marketing ploy from DC Studios because obviously, they still need to sell the upcoming film despite the franchise's 2025 reboot.

The Flash is hitting cinemas on June 16. Meanwhile, the ninth and final season of The CW's The Flash is now showing.

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