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Director Andy Muschietti Is Sticking With The DC Universe After The Flash (& Why This Is Good News)

The upcoming "The Flash" movie has a lot resting on its shoulders. Besides the controversy surrounding the main star Ezra Miller, "The Flash" is also bringing back a long-time favorite actor for a vaunted role that few ever thought they would see again: Michael Keaton's Batman. Even the trailer for "The Flash" allows the Dark Knight from the late 1980s and early 1990s to spread his proverbial wings once again. Besides Keaton's Caped Crusader, "The Flash" will also feature other iterations of the Scarlet Speedster and even Supergirl.

Speaking with Fandango in 2019, director Andy Muschietti was asked if "The Flash" would have some scarier elements, considering that Muschietti had just created the rebooted "IT" movies. Muschietti replied, "An element of horror? I don't think so. What captivated me about the Flash is the human drama in it. The human feelings and emotions that play in the drama [of it]. It's going to be fun, too. I can't promise that there will be any horror [elements in it], really, but it's a beautiful human story." Now with the recent salvo of information regarding the future of the DC Universe provided by James Gunn and Peter Safran, it seems like Muschietti will be an integral part of the DCU going forward, which certainly bodes well for the future of DC movies.

Gunn and Safran say that The Flash didn't require input from them

Setting up the future slate of DC Universe shows and movies earlier this week, James Gunn and Peter Safran definitely shook up many perceptions of what is to come, but when the subject of how "The Flash" movie might be the mechanism in which the DCU reboots itself came up, Gunn and Safran had a very telling response. Safran explained that he and Gunn's vision didn't affect the upcoming "The Flash" movie as much as some may have expected, and he added, "We had input on it for sure, but there's nothing we had to do in order to set up our universe" (via Comic Book).

Gunn continued on the subject of Andy Muschietti, "[He's] one of the guys that he's going to be doing some more stuff for us. And he's just done something really spectacular with that movie." This is definitely a strong endorsement from the DCU ringmaster Gunn, who has already previously expressed tremendous enthusiasm about "The Flash." It's noteworthy that Gunn is emphasizing his desire to work with Muschetti again on other DC projects — skirting around the Ezra Miller-sized elephant in the room — perhaps indicating that the true talent that fans should get excited about related to this project is behind the camera.

Considering that the new DC leadership has not held back from axing former DC powerhouses like Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, Muschetti must have created a pretty exceptional film to gain Gunn and Safran's approval. With Gunn emphasizing more creator-driven, artistic visions in upcoming projects, let's hope that Muschietti continues to be one of those visionaries and that "The Flash" sets up a bright future for the DCU.