– by Joseph Jammer Medina

After BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE came out and was lambasted for being too much of a downer, there was a lot of talk about WB/DC’s films needing to lighten up a bit and embrace a sense of fun and optimism. In a new interview with MTV, THE FLASH star Ezra Miller says his film is going to have that in spades, and he sounds extremely excited about the project overall.

It’s a little intense for me because I get goosebumps just thinking about it,” Miller said. As for the kind of film THE FLASH will be, under the direction of Rick Famuyiwa, Miller had some assurances about the goal for the movie. “I think there’s just an intention to make something extremely fun and something superhuman and something deeply human,” Miller said. “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.”

The actor also revealed who his primary influence is when it comes to researching the role of Barry Allen, aka The Flash:

Grant Morrison is my absolute Guruji when it comes to The Flash and the mythos of the comic book — these two-dimensional realities that we engage with in our three-dimensional world. Us trying to understand those beings is as ludicrous as those two-dimensional beings trying to understand us, and yet there’s something about The Flash that we can relate to on a uniquely human level.”

Overall, it sounds like Miller is very excited about the people he’s working with. Whether it’s Famuyiwa, or Kiersey Clemons- the actress playing his love interest in The Flash- he seems to feel quite blessed. “Kiersey is amazing,” he said of his leading lady. “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.

We’ll see Miller next in 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE, though considering his recent tendency to pop up in other DCEU films, maybe we’ll see him in WONDER WOMAN prior to that.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

As for THE FLASH, Miller’s solo film comes out on March 16, 2018.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.