The Flash’s upcoming ending has been the subject of much discussion, as it has been reported that the film will reset the DC universe.
A recent report has reinforced these claims by revealing that two more superheroes will be removed from the film before the credits roll.
DC Studios head James Gunn had previously stated that The Flash would “reset many things” but “not all things,” indicating that “some characters” from the DCEU would continue to be a part of the DCU.
It remains unknown which characters will be included in the new DCU, but many believe that the original plan was to retain Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. However, this theory was dealt a major blow when it was revealed that Keaton’s appearance in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was scrapped.
Entertainment scooper Grace Randolph and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzales have now revealed that, under the instructions of DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, The Flash has “stripped out” Sasha Calle’s Supergirl and Michael Keaton’s Batman from its ending. Randolph also stated that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill’s Superman have also been removed from the ending:
“Let me tell you a little bit of Flash tea. I found out, just found out, that in The Flash, they’ve stripped out– James Gunn has instructed them to strip out all of the teases at the end of the movie. Henry Cavill’s been taken out, Gal Gadot’s been taken out, Sasha Calle’s been taken out, so that’s why– I think they’re going with a different Supergirl… I also heard that Michael Keaton was taken out of the end as well. So, they’re all out.”
Randolph went on to explain that Ezra Miller’s Flash is “back to some other reality” and that “they’re not going to keep anything” from the film:
“It’s just gonna be Ezra Miller, who’s back to some other reality. So Ezra Miller is truly the Flash wildcard that he is in the comics that he can go wherever he wants, but they’re not going to keep anything from that movie, at least in the main universe.”
Randolph concluded by teasing a special cameo from a character who was present a long time ago in the DC world, which will emphasize that “Barry can go wherever he wants”:
“It’s just, all the promises of that ending have been taken out. I heard that they are filming a special cameo with a character from a long time ago in the DC world, so I think that’s going to emphasize that Barry can go wherever he wants, but that’s a really, really big deal. And I do believe because of that, Sasha Calle is not the Supergirl that they’re discussing [for Woman of Tomorrow].”
The removal of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl and Michael Keaton’s Batman from The Flash further indicates that the film has distanced itself from the new DCU. However, it is still possible that the ending could tease the world that James Gunn and Peter Safran are building. The Multiverse is still present in the wider DCU, so there is the possibility that the characters could return in some form if a Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline is pursued. The Flash is set to premiere in theaters on June 16.
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