While already firmly established as a core member of The Justice League via his short-but-sweet cameos in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad,’ audiences haven’t seen much of Ezra Miller as The Flash just quite yet. As a result, he’s a bit of an unknown element to the DC Extended Universe, and matters are further complicated by the fact that there is already a Flash being portrayed on-screen – TV screens, that is, by actor Grant Gustin in the CW’s ‘Flash’ series.
Nonetheless, Miller remains excited and optimistic for his opportunity to suit up in 2017’s ‘Justice League’ film and his own solo Flash film the year following. Speaking with MTV about his upcoming work, Miller expressed his enthusiasm:
“It’s a little intense for me, because I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I think there’s just an intention to make something extremely fun and something superhuman and something deeply human. It’s the thing we’re all trying to do, but I think Rick’s [Famuyiwa, director of the solo ‘Flash’ film] mind and his heart are in an excellent place, and his expertise as a filmmaker, as evidenced by ‘Dope’ [Famuyiwa’s previous film], all come together as very exciting factors to me.”
Miller also seems to have his comic-book street cred in check, as evidenced when he spoke about not only his favorite comic-book creator but also on some of the challenges that comic-to-movie properties – particularly DC films – face:
“Grant Morrison is my absolute Guruji when it comes to The Flash and the mythos of the comic book — these two-dimensional realities that we engage with in our three-dimensional world. Us trying to understand those beings is as ludicrous as those two-dimensional beings trying to understand us, and yet there’s something about The Flash that we can relate to on a uniquely human level.
“You needn’t look any further than the ‘Suicide Squad’ director and cast response to the negative reviews to feel how negative critiques motivate us. Ultimately, we can’t base anything on [the critical response]. As artists, we aim to please absolutely everybody with our work, but we also know that we have to keep expressing ourselves as best as we can express ourselves.”
And how does Miller feel about Gustin portraying another Flash on-screen right now? While the two haven’t met yet, Miller says he’s ready for the crossover mayhem:
“He’s a boss! I can’t wait to see him, eye to eye, adrift in the Speed Force – our eyes will lock and, in that moment, we will both know the truth. What truth? I dare not say.”
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