Ezra Miller talks playing Barry Allen on the big screen in the DCEU
Though Grant Gustin is saving the world every week on The CW as Barry Allen, Warner Bros. Pictures has a different version of the character set to take over the big screen with We Need to Talk About Kevin star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster. Speaking with EW, Miller opened up about playing the character and what he hopes he’ll be able to do with it as an actor.
“Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie, I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak…Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to….I’d like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I’d like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what’s most exciting for me in superhero mythologies is when we feel the humanity of someone who is heroic — or the heroism of someone who is a flawed, deeply human person.”
The planned film version of The Flash is set to debut in theaters March 23, 2018 and will be written and directed by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Miller will make his debut as the character in 2017’s Justice League: Part One where he will join Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Though unconfirmed, it’s possible Miller could cameo in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice beforehand.
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