A few months back I wrote an article about DC and Zack Snyder making a mistakes by not casting Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell in their cinematic movie universe. And it seems I am not the only one, in a recent interview Tom Cavanagh echoed the very same sentiment, that I and many other people seem to have now. Tom had the following to say: “If Zack Snyder were to read him(Gustin) for [The Flash], he would be shocked. It’s crazy for a big-time Hollywood director to say ‘that’s not the universe.’ It’s a huge misstep on his part. If you’re a director, and you’re worth your oats, then you should be able to, given an actor with talent, mold him into what you want, and Grant could do that.”
And with that Tom Cavanagh hit the nail on the head. Not only is Grant the perfect Flash and Stephen the perfect Green Arrow. Both the movies and the TV shows would benefit so much from the following of both those shows. Not saying people wouldn’t go watch it anyway, but that added excitement would definitely compete with Marvel has to offer in my opinion. You would think DC would look at the success Marvel has had and think ‘hmmmm’, seems they have a winning formula there. Maybe we should try it as well? The first mistake they ever did was create two separate universe in DC, they should have waited and started series as a prequel to movies and that eventually connect them to movies and merge to make a blockbuster.
But then again Snyder isn’t a really good director, all of his movies had some fantastic imagery completely ruined by an overdose of bombast and cheerlessness. It is a universe where bright colors and cracking a smile is considered a carnal sin of the highest order. At least Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight was insanely entertaining and the dark tone fit the character. Snyder has made the huge mistake of going Nolan all over the DC universe, and we already got a taste of what this looks like with Batman Vs Superman. I can only see the Justice League going the same way unfortunately. Good to see Tom standing up for his boy. Shows the character of the man and also says something about Gustin himself.