Recent The Flash 2 updates can help decipher what The Flash movie means for the DC Universe, and what role Barry Allen might play in the franchise’s future. The Flash is expected to reset the DC Universe ahead of the DC Studios reboot, which begins with James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy. However, considering that not every DCEU actor will be recast for the new DC Universe, The Flash 2 starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen cannot be ruled out.

The Flash movie's story deals with the multiverse and time travel, making it the perfect opportunity to reset the DCCEU in-universe. In theory, the DC reboot should mean that The Flash 2 is not a possibility. However, neither The Flash 2 nor Ezra Miller's return to the role has been ruled out by any of the creators and producers involved.





When discussing the possibility of The Flash 2 happening, The Flash director Andy Muschietti (via Collider) revealed that they are waiting to see how the film does before discussing a sequel. Muschietti noted that DC is currently crafting a new architecture for its universe and that whether The Flash 2 will happen depends on whether it would fit into this new architecture. Muschietti also pointed out how “the multiverse allows all of these different worlds to coexist” and that, “hopefully,” The Flash will get a sequel. Muschietti's comments indicate that the focus is entirely on The Flash for now, and that The Flash 2 depends on a few different factors.

The Flash 2 Release Date Info

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Sasha Calle as Supergirl in The Flash

The DC Universe slates currently include The Flash, Blue Beetle, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Joker: Folie à Deux, Superman: Legacy, and The Batman - Part II. The Flash and Aquaman 2 are part of the original DCEU, Blue Beetle’s status in the DC Universe is currently unknown, both Joker 2 and The Batman – Part II are Elseworld films, and Superman: Legacy will kickstart a new DC Universe. Considering that both Superman: Legacy and The Batman – Part II will release in 2025, The Flash 2's release date could be as early as 2026.

That said, The Flash 2’s release date depends on how The Flash’s sequel would fit DC Studios’ plans, if at all. It must be noted that James Gunn is crafting an interconnected DC Universe in which each entry is part of a bigger story. Of course, The Flash 2 could also work as an Elseworlds movie, similar to Matt Reeves’ The Batman movies and Todd Phillips’ Joker films. Still, whether The Flash 2 can happen as an Elseworlds film also depends on how The Flash ends.