While there’s definitely something going on with the WB’s The Flash movie- with the film having lost two directors in less than a year over “creative differences”- one constant positive coming out of the production is star Ezra Miller’s passion for the character. In the past, he’s given some very meaty, thoughtful responses about how he feels about Barry Allen, aka The Flash, and what he can do. A new series of comments regarding the Speed Force continues the trend of Miller being super locked-in and invested in The Flash’s abilities and challenges.
While out promoting Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Miller was asked about the Speed Force and the way it’ll be handled in The Flash. Miller drew a comparison to another very famous force: Namely, The Force.
Here’s exactly what Miller said about the Speed Force in The Flash and how it calls to mind Star Wars for him:
“[Dance choreographer] Martha Graham, one of my greatest inspirations, said in a series…in a quote that ‘there is a vitality, a life force, a quickening’, and for me, the idea of a quickening, the idea that the whole universe as we know it is essentially this composition of things at different speeds, is an interesting idea.”
“So the Speed Force being like The Force [from Star Wars] in the sense that it’s a dimensional reality that’s manipulating others, almost like a gravitational wave that manipulates space-time; that is what’s interesting for my Barry Allen, and for me what becomes interesting is the human being who is suddenly coming into contact and rapidly starting to merge with the force, and what that is for a human being.”
Pretty metaphysical stuff, eh?
Sounds like pretty deep, potentially very moving territory to cover when The Flash gets a new director and officially enters production.
I have to admit that The Flash- as a character- has never been that interesting to me, which is why I’ve never read any of his books or watched any the other projects in other mediums that have focused on him. Growing up, he was just “That guy who can run fast.” But reading comments like these, coupled with some of what he’s said in the past, has me thinking there’s a whole lot more to The Flash and maybe I should check him out. Where should I start?
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie