Ezra Miller Talks About How ‘The Flash’ Movie Will Be Different Than the TV Version

By November 16, 2015

Out of the many roadblocks and hurdles that DC and Warner Bros. face moving forwards with their Cinematic Universe, one of the biggest will be introducing their onscreen version of The Flash. Now, this won’t be hard because he’ll be a tricky character to portray onscreen because he won’t really, but it’ll be difficult for DC to introduce a new version of The Flash, when there’s already an incredibly successful and great TV show airing on The CW right now. With Grant Gustin already winning over the hearts of millions of viewers every week as Barry Allen too, Ezra Miller will be facing one hell of a hard time convincing moviegoers to love a different version of the same character.

After recently landing writer Seth Grahame-Smith as the standalone film’s director too, it looks like Warner Bros. may be getting ready to move forward with the film in the coming months, including casting some of the roles around Miller’s Flash in the film. With an early 2018 release date already set too, and concept art of Miller in the iconic costume already shown at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, will audiences finally get to see the Scarlet Speedster get a quality interpretation on the big screen sometime soon? Well, we hope so at least.

While recently speaking with EW on the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them too, Miller revealed how he thinks his movie version of the iconic character will differ from the TV iteration. Read his full quote below:

“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.” Miller pauses. “Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to! (referring to The Flash’s parallel universe storylines from the comics) 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.”

It’s pretty clear from the quote above that Miller had to watch what he said because of the secrecy surrounding all of the future DCCU movies, but as someone who’s been a fan of Miller’s work over the past few years in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin, I’m definitely interested to see how he plans on approaching the massive role.  He’s made himself known as one of the most talented, and unique young actors coming up in the industry right now, and it’s easy to see why Warner Bros. snagged him for the role so soon.

The Flash movie may have more going against it than it probably deserves, but with an inspired lead casting and a talented creative team behind the scenes too, the film has the potential to stand out amongst the other DCCU films and the TV version. With The Flash being considered one of the best superhero shows of all time though, it’ll certainly have its work cut out for itself moving forward.

The Flash is set to hit theatres on March 23rd, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable