So I just wanted to take a moment to talk about the Zack Snyder and Grant Gustin controversy that's been traveling around the internet. So let's just take a moment and ignore the depressing "Batman v Superman" reviews, I'll be putting mine online Thursday night, and talk about how Snyder is actually making the right decision.
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, Gustin plays Barry Allen/The Flash in CW's "The Flash" and Snyder said that he wouldn't hire Gustin to portray The Flash within the big screen DC Universe. When it comes to comic book fans I'm assuming they're all huge fans of "The Flash" and love Gustin as Barry and The Flash. I'm not a comic-nerd and I'm not a huge fan of "The Flash," so I'm not going to comment on why they want Gustin to join the big screen DCU.
However, I can speak for why it makes sense that Snyder doesn't want Gustin to be apart of his version of the big screen DCU. If you haven't yet noticed, Snyder has been setting the DCU to take somewhat of a dark approach. Both "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman" both take on that dark element and I imagine that "Suicide Squad" will do the same. The CW's DCU has taken on a little more of a humourous side in order to appeal to a younger audience. These approaches would not mix well on screen. Just imagine Ben Affleck trying to use his dramatic Batman voice to speak with Gustin. The chemistry would be off and wouldn't be able to provide what would be needed for what I believe Snyder is trying to accomplish.
Furthermore, I'm going to be honest. CW's DCU isn't cinematic enough. Sure the fanbase for those shows is huge and even critics seem to love them, but when it comes down to it...
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