Arrow star Stephen Amell took exception to last month’s announcement of the new slate of DC Comics-based movies from Warner Bros. (see "Warners Announces Nine More DC Movies") on the day after the new CW Flash TV series posted excellent ratings for its second episode.  Amell was upset that Warners announced a 2018 Flash movie that will star Ezra Miller (Perks of Being a Wallflower, Royal Pains) and not Grant Gustin, who stars in the Flash TV series that debuted with a splash this fall on the CW network (see "'The Flash' Posts the Best CW Debut in 5 Years" and "DC TV Ratings Record").
According to Mashable, Amell told AMC’s Movie Talk, "I thought that the way Warner Bros. announced the slate of DC movies could have been handled better.  I think someone like Grant Gustin, who has just launched an iconic character like Flash, to record breaking numbers... should have been given a wider berth than two episodes before another actor was announced to play his character.  I thought it was s****y that all of this stuff got announced the morning that the ratings--the spectacular ratings--of the second episode of the Flash came in."