For movies about some of the world's most famous superheroes., the DCEU sure spends a lot of its time getting swirlied. First it was Henry Cavill's pornstache from Mission: Impossible -- Fallout butting into Justice League reshoots. Then it was Will Smith getting scooped for Bad Boys For Life (and, um, Bright 2) ahead of the newly James-Gunnified Suicide Squad 2. And now it turns out that we're not getting The Flash until 2021 because of ... Harry Potter?
It's all Ezra Miller's fault. As a result of his all-star performance in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (you know, he played the abused goth smoke monster boy), he was signed on to reprise his role in the series moving forward. But the studio doesn't want to wait until after he films The Flash to start on Fantastic Beasts 3, presumably out of fear that "Fantastic Beasts" might become a little too real of a title if any more revelations about Johnny Depp emerge. So The Flash is getting pushed back to 2021 in order to allow Miller to film FB3 first.
Wait, which studio is responsible for Fantastic Beasts? It's Warner Bros. too? THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE, FLASH.
At the end of the day, though, it's hard to be too upset about this turn of events. We've been waiting for a Flash movie since 2014 (even before that!), and considering Miller was one of the few things that worked about Justice League, the wait might prove to be worth it. Besides, it's not like the DCEU is running low on talent. There's Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ben Aff- actually, probably best to take a rain check on that one.
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