The Flash: Ezra Miller Talks Superhero Physics and Landing the Role

Screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller update on the status of their The Flash movie.

Ezra Miller talks the perks of being The Flash

When Ezra Miller was cast as Barry Allen/The Flash for a solo movie as well as participation in other DC Cinematic Universe movies such as Justice League it was considered an unconventional choice, but a recent interview with MTV shows that the acclaimed indie actor (The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Stanford Prison Experiment) is more than game to take on the role.

“Barry Allen is the hero of the Silver Age who follows a lot of really interesting discoveries in physics,” says Miller. “Where he comes from is where we figured out the Event Horizon was there, and he was the character who was created through our mythos machine of comic books to break that Event Horizon, so you could explore in fantasy… I think that’s an interesting idea. And, what’s an interesting idea to me is, ‘What the f**k does that do to someone?’”

Miller’s infectious enthusiasm also extends to “The Flash” TV series, whose second season begins airing on The CW this October 6.

“I’m not avoiding it at all,” Miller says of the show. “I think it’s awesome! C’mon, we’re The Flash! It’s parallel universes! Grant Gustin is The Flash AND I’m The Flash, don’t you see? It’s the Event Horizon, we crossed it baby! Grant and I are chillin’, we’re gonna have a race, it’s gonna be dope. Like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day.”

An admitted longtime comic book fan, Miller is using his role as a means to truly do a deep dive into fanboy lore.

“I’ve been a comic guy, but I’m going in as hard as possible because I have a serious excuse to,” Miller enthuses. “I have the ultimate license to geek out SO HARD all the time!”

Featuring a screenplay by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, The Flash solo movie is set for release March 23, 2018, while Justice League Part One will be directed by Zack Snyder and released on November 10, 2017.