The Flash

As excited as all comic book fans are to see the DC heroes finally take their big screen bow, it's possible that nobody is excited as The Flash, Ezra Miller. The guy just seems over the moon to be involved in the DC Extended Universe, and that love doesn't stop at his own version of the character. He's also a huge fan of the television version of the Flash. While the two actors have yet to meet in person, Miller believes their alter egos will cross paths one day, inside the speed force.

While DC's ever-growing TV and movie universes have, generally speaking, focused on entirely different characters and stories. The one place where they have come in apparent conflict is with The Flash. The character has his own show on television starring Grant Gustin in the role but has also made a pair of cameos on the big screen played by Ezra Miller. Miller, for his part, seems to really enjoy the two characters existing at the same time. He tells MTV that he expects that his Barry Allen will meet the other Barry Allen eventually, as they both barrel through the speed force. At Flash-level speeds, the meeting may be brief, but it doesn't need to last long.

He's a boss. I can't wait to see him, eye to eye, adrift in the Speed Force --- our eyes will lock and, in that moment, we will both know the truth. What truth? I dare not say.

While we're not entirely sure what Ezra Miller means by "the truth," we can probably guess. The truth is that both of them are Barry Allen. Ezra Miller has spoken previously, in his usual overexcited tone, about the fact that there's no problem or conflict with the fact that there are two different Flash characters currently in mainstream media, because a great deal of Flash, and indeed DC, lore is based around the concepts of time travel as well as parallel worlds. The Flash TV series has already dealt with the entire concept of Earth-2, and even our introduction to The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was done via time travel.

We're assuming that Ezra Miller is speaking figuratively when he talks about crossing paths with Grant Gustin inside the speed force, though there's really no reason it couldn't happen literally. It would be a massive shout out to fans to have one of the actors cameo on the production of the other, even if it was just in the briefest glimpse. Alternatively, even a passing reference to the idea that Barry Allen doesn't always have to look like Grant Gustin could be a fun easter egg on the series.

The interesting thing is, that while Marvel has never figured out how to make their TV and movie worlds cross over effectively, it's potentially easier to do for DC. Simply because the two worlds don't directly impact each other, they could throw in that sort of cameo at any point. There's no need for it to have any long-term consequences whatever.

Would you like to see the two Barry Allen's race each other inside the speed force? How would you make it happen? Let us know in the comments.

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