Grant Gustin Rumoured to be Replacing Ezra as DCU's Flash, But Isn't That Too Good to Be True?

Grant Gustin Rumoured to be Replacing Ezra as DCU's Flash, But Isn't That Too Good to Be True?
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With The Flash movie set to hit the big screen on June 16, there have been plenty of rumours about the upcoming film and the future of DCUs Fastest Man Alive.

And one of the most surprising stories currently working its way around the rumour mill is that, after this movie, Grant Gustin is due to replace Ezra Miller in the titular role.

If true, this will be the latest change to take place since James Gunn and Peter Safran took control of DC Studios. But is it too good to be true?

Certainly, we know what we'd be getting with Gustin who already plays the role on TV (although the show's ratings have been steadily falling in recent years).

But for many, Gustin would be the perfect choice if Gunn and Safran decide it's time to ditch the controversial Miller in favour of a more palatable actor.

Miller has faced an unstable period in their life in the last few years, including brushes with the law and allegations of violence towards women.

Despite a representative for the actor stating that their erratic behaviour over this period was a result of "a time of intense crisis" and that (as of August 2022) they were being treated for "complex mental health issues," several fans have called for them to be axed as Barry Allen.

Of course, this movie had already been shot and was being prepared for release when Gunn and Safran were brought in.

But changes could be afoot for the franchise according to YouTuber John Campea. Via The Direct, he said "a little bird" has told him that "Grant Gustin…is going to be the new Flash of the DC Universe."

He also said the unnamed 'little bird' is telling other people about the upcoming change and suggested it could be reported in multiple places over the coming days and weeks.

And that bit we know to be true. Several outlets have been posting about the 'news' – and Gustin has said that he's ready to move on from the show. But whether that entails taking on the movie version of The Flash remains to be seen.

In all honesty, this seems a fairly unlikely scenario. But it doesn't hurt to speculate and imagine what Gustin might bring to the role. But expect plenty more rumours about who might be the next Barry Allen before you hear anything official from DCU.