Way back in January, new DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn was quoted as saying The Flash would "reset" the DC Extended Universe, setting the stage for the new DCU.
"Everything from [Superman: Legacy] forward will be canon and will be connected," the filmmaker was quoted as saying. "We’re using some actors from the past. We’re not using other actors from the past, but everything from that moment will be connected and consistent."
Since then, the waters have been further muddied, with Blue Beetle supposedly part of the DCU and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom widely thought to be the final time Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry before becoming Lobo. Then, there's the way The Flash ends.
While it initially looks like Barry Allen has fixed his timeline, we later learn that the Scarlet Speedster's decision to help clear his father's name has resulted in another major change to the timeline, with George Clooney's Bruce Wayne replacing Ben Affleck's.
Seeing as Gunn has suggested The Flash would be what creates the DCU, there's been speculation among fans The Brave and the Bold will see Clooney reprise his role as Batman to train his son as Robin.
Now, the filmmaker has finally confirmed that will not be the case.
The Flash's closing moments would have been a great place to introduce the new Batman, but it's far too soon for that as the role is nowhere near being cast. Presumably, Gunn meant that The Flash introduces the concept of a Multiverse rather than the hero literally creating the new DCU we'll soon spend time in.
You can check out Gunn's response - from his new Threads account - below.
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