Miller talks about the hopes he has for his version of Barry Allen/Flash
So, right now on the popular CW series The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is dealing with an alternate Earth which includes another man who uses The Flash name.
In another reality–for sake of argument, let’s call it The DC Extended Universe–another man shares not just the Flash-handle, but is also named Bartholomew Henry “Barry” Allen. But this Barry Allen will be played by actor Ezra Miller.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Miller on the set of the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He discussed his hopes for his version of the Scarlet Speedster.
“Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie,” he said. “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!” he says, referring to The Flash’s parallel universe storyline in the comics. Miller continues: “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 DCEU version of The Flash is scheduled to debut in theaters March 23, 2018 and will be written and directed by Seth Grahame-Smith. Before that, Miller’s Flash will appear with fellow heroes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg in Justice League: Part One in 2017. And we are still hoping for a Flash cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016.