The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller is still on course despite the flux in DCEU with the sudden cancellation of Batgirl by Warner Bros Discovery. When the project, mid-way through production, was cancelled, many were worried about how safe upcoming films like Aquaman and Shazam were as well.
Miller’s personal legal troubles added to the worry that the powers-that-be might cancel the film about the speedster altogether or rework the final cut.
Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav said, “We have seen Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2. We are very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better”, in a recent investor’s call.
While fans can rest easy for now, The Flash release is still a year away and Warner Bros Discovery, under new management, has shown that changes can happen very quickly, especially if it is related to cost-effectiveness.
However, The Flash is also significant for the DCEU in some ways since it gives them a supposed reset point for the costumed canon on the big screen. Despite Miller’s personal controversies, Warner Bros Discovery also needs to get the movie out so they can move beyond the plan of their last decade of films.
Zaslav also noted that there’s time to make all the projects better, which could hint at post-production work or could signify something major. With the release date quite some time away, The Flash could bear witness to further reshoots. Miller could be distanced a little more from the project and the future of the DCEU. If the end is reworked, it could open an entirely new universe for the future of DC movies as well, but at this point, only Zaslav and a handful of top executives know the exact plans in store for The Flash movie which is slated to release on June 23, 2023.