Greg Berlanti, who you either know as the guy who made The Flash TV show great or ruined the Arrow show, recently sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. In a pretty long and interesting interview Berlanti confirms as few things. The first is that Grant Gustin is his Flash and he wouldn’t want to direct the The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller that just lost its director. “No one’s discussed that with me, but I could never direct a Flash movie that Grant Gustin wasn’t the lead of. He’s my Flash,” Berlanti said. To be fair that seems to be the opinion of a lot of fans as Gustin is extremely well liked within the DC fandom. Berlanti did have some advice to the director that does take on that movie; “We have three words above the door [of the Flash writers room]: “Heart, humor and spectacle.””
Berlanti also talks about how different the tone between the DC Cinematic Universe and the DC Telelvision universe. The DC Cinematic Universe is often criticized for being too dark and brooding while the DC TV Universe ranges wildly in tone. “If you’re going to do something like The Flash, part of what made Barry Allen so great was that he was this guy in the middle of all these superheroes who couldn’t believe that he was there, and he loved it,” Berlanti said. “It was the first comic book character who made me cry. He died in Crisis on Infinite Earths saving everybody, and he was the last one anyone expected to save everyone, so inherent in this character was this heartbroken sadness and sacrifice, but at the same time this joy. That duality is something I’ve really latched on to in a lot of what I’ve done. This is the only Flash I’d know how to do.”
The big thing that Berlanti confirmed is that DC and Warner Brothers are working on a movie based on the character Booster Gold when asked if he would ever consider becoming the DC version of Kevin Feige (IE: the person that oversees the entire universe). “It’s never even really come up. Peter [Roth, president of Warner Bros. TV] knows how much I love the characters, and I like being part of this universe in any way that they’ll all allow and are interested in me being a part. That’s the truth. I’m attached to a few films [at Warner Bros.] now, and one, Booster Gold, is a DC property. Zack Stentz, who wrote an episode of Flash last year, just got the job, so he’s writing the script now. I’d probably direct that, or I would want to. But I don’t see my cup as limited. I actually think some of the stuff we get to do on the TV side is richer, deeper and more like the true comic books in the sense that you’re always able to explore a new thing the next week and the stories grow wider and wider.”
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