‘The Flash’: James Gunn Likes One Interesting Tweet About the Movie’s Last Scene

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The latest DCEU entry, ‘The Flash,’ premiered in theaters last week, and so far, it seems like another box-office disappointment for WBD and DC. The movie received mainly positive responses from critics and audiences, although visual effects and the movie’s third act were criticized. Although the movie’s commercial result doesn’t look promising, the movie did what it had to be done ahead of the conclusion of the DC Extended Universe.

Following paragraphs contain spoilers for ‘The Flash’!

The movie’s third act erased almost everything from the DCEU timeline; there’s no more Affleck’s Batman, no more Cavill’s Superman, and no more Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The last scene revealed that Barry Allen found Bruce Wayne again, but this Bruce Wayne wasn’t the one he once knew, nor the one he met in the alternate timeline. This third Bruce Wayne was played by George Clooney, who reprised the role from 1997’s ‘Batman & Robin,’ which is still considered the worst Batman movie and one of the worst superhero movies ever made.

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James Gunn likes one interesting theory about the last scene of ‘The Flash.’

This ending left many fans confused, particularly because ‘The Flash’ was promised to be a breaking point between DCEU and DCU, and this ending practically brought us back to square one. We already know that a new Batman actor will be picked for DCU, and he’s set to be introduced in the upcoming ‘The Brave and the Bold’ movie, which was announced by Gunn earlier this year. But if a new Batman is yet to be introduced, what exactly is Clooney’s Bruce Wayne doing in DCEU now?

One Twitter user called @alwayssawitty has a theory about that ending. In one of his Tweets, he wrote that since the ending of ‘The Flash’ contradicts the fact that ‘The Brave and the Bold’ will introduce a new Batman actor, it’s safe to say that this new timeline actually isn’t DCU’s main timeline, meaning that Barry Allen is currently stuck in some other parallel universe after he thought he returned to the main timeline.

Of course, this would seem like a meme fan theory if James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, who spends a lot of time on social media, hadn’t liked that same tweet. And now that we think about it, this theory actually makes plenty of sense. We know that DCU will eventually replace DCEU, and it looks like the ending of ‘The Flash’ created some transitional timeline where ‘Blue Beetle’ and ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ the last two DCEU movies, will take place.

Gunn previously confirmed that Blue Beetle, the protagonist of the next DC movie, is officially the first DCU hero, and the post-credit scene of ‘The Flash’ has been some prelude to ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ after which DCEU will officially end, and DCU will kick off in July 2025 when ‘Superman: Legacy’ hits theaters.

James Gunn is set to write and direct ‘Superman: Legacy,’ and there are four more DCU movies already announced. Due to all the confusion with these cinematic universes and different timelines, we can’t even be sure that Sasha Calle will reprise the role of Kara Zor-El in ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ not to mention the potential sequel to ‘The Flash,’ which seems unlikely at this moment given Ezra Miller’s legal problems and the commercial disappointment of the first movie.

‘The Flash’ now plays in theaters.

Do you have any theory about that ending of ‘The Flash’? What role will that ending play in building up DCU, if any?

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