Ezra Miller’s Flash character appeared in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and also in the Justice League movie trailer. An MTV News phone interview with Miller revealed his enthusiasm for playing the role. From his interaction with Bruce Wayne in the DC team-up flick, it seems as if he’s channeling this excitement to the Barry Allen character.
Right now, Ezra is filming Justice League in London, where he’ll work along with big stars like Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill. By working with such star power, it’s no wonder how he could be highly excited to be the Flash.
“It’s a little intense for me because I get goosebumps just thinking about it.”
Since Ezra Miller made short appearances on the big screen, he’s ready to take on The Flash, which is being helmed by director Rick Famuyiwa. Back in June, MTV News reported he was “the best part of The Justice League.” Journalists visited the set in London, and they found out how funny, quirky, talented, and oddly charming he is.
The Flash component in the Justice League movie sounds to be the humorous counterpart to the grim Dawn of Justice flick. It’s interesting because back in 2014, it was Warner Bros. that ordered “no jokes” in the new DC Comics movies, according to Hit Fix. Back then, it looked like they were going a different direction considering the performance of the Green Lantern movie. The Ryan Reynolds flick had plenty of humor.
The Dawn of Justice movie received divisive opinions from fans on how it fared, but it looks like the studios are going the direction of humor. That said, Ezra Miller is there to pick up the pieces and bring laughs to the big screen. Considering the sample shown in the Justice League trailer, the audience couldn’t help but laugh at the Flash’s eagerness for friends and his desire to be a part of something. Bruce Wayne even snickered a little.
“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 mind and his heart are in an excellent place, and his expertise as a filmmaker, as evidenced by Dope, all come together as very exciting factors to me.”
Miller demonstrated the humorous quandary of using a pun as part of his Brooklyn vernacular and the film director’s recent project Dope.
“It’s hard when talking about Rick to not use the word dope too many times. It’s the Brooklyn in me; dope is a big part of my vernacular.”
The Flash has also welcomed Barry Allen’s “friend and future love interest” Iris West, who is played by Kiersey Clemons. Miller spoke highly of the actress and hinted at the chemistry between the two. He thought their rehearsal in that particular aspect of the relationship to be positive.
“Kiersey is amazing. I had the opportunity to read with her and do some explorative acting in our chemistry read… the results of these experiments clearly were positive. I’m just deeply excited about what these people carry in their hearts, and I’m excited about the radical intention that everybody seems to be bringing to the genesis chamber of this film.”
Ezra Miller also said he was enthusiastic about possibly meeting his CW TV Flash counterpart Grant Gustin in a Speed Force race with each other, according to Screen Rant. He teases it to the point where he actually thinks it will happen.
“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.”
The Flash opens March 16, 2018, and is currently in pre-production.
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