When Warner Bros. announced that Ezra Miller would be playing the titular character in The Flash feature film, the TV series iteration of the comic book character was just getting off the ground on the small screen with Grant Gustin filling the role of Barry Allen. Little did we know, though, that The CW’s The Flash would build a substantial following alongside seriously positive critical buzz. The show is now in its second season, and The Flash movie just hired a writer/director (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith, making his feature directorial debut), but some fans of the TV show remain hopeful that the two Flashes can exists in the same world. After all, historically The Flash deals with multiverses, so it’s possible, if not exactly practical.
Warner Bros. is building its own inter-connected universe on the feature film side, and much as fans may clamor to bring the TV iteration of the character into that fold, they remain two wholly separate worlds. Producer Charles Roven, who is part of the DC Cinematic Universe Brain Trust and is a producer on The Flash movie, recently confirmed this separation to Steve during an interview timed to the release of the Warcraft trailer, which Roven also produced.