It’s hard to believe, but Ezra Miller has been signed to play Barry Allen, aka the Flash, for over four years. Way back in October 2014, it was announced that Miller had landed the coveted role, and not only would he appear in a variety of team-up films, but the young actor would star in his own solo ‘Flash’ film. Since then, directors have come and gone, the film has gone through a couple title changes, and the DCEU has apparently collapsed after the disaster known as “Justice League.” But when you talk to Miller, he’s still confident his Barry Allen will get the chance to shine in the spotlight.
Speaking to Playboy, promoting his most recent film in another major franchise “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Miller opened up about his superhero escapades and why the ‘Flash’ solo film is going to be great and why you shouldn’t believe all those crazy DCEU casting rumors.
“When there are these leaks of information—or however people get stuff—it’s pretty unreliable,” Miller said, when asked about the status of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the DC film universe. The actor is, of course, commenting on all the reports and speculation that has stolen headlines in the last year, saying that Affleck would be retiring the cowl and Cavill would be returning his blue and red costume after disappointing critical and box office results with “Justice League” and what is perceived as a change of course in the Warner Bros./DC camp.
When asked about his own film, the long-in-development ‘Flash’ film, Miller can’t confirm anything (even falling short of confirming the film will be made), but he’s super excited either way.
“Nothing is ever certain in this world, but as certain as things get, we’re making a fucking crazy-dope Flash movie,” he said. “It’s one of my great life dreams, and just the fact that we’re on the way—anyone who knows about Barry Allen knows he may arrive late, very late, but once he gets there, it’s all solved. We have to trust.”
Trust is an interesting concept. Some would argue that the trust has deteriorated in regards to the DCEU. So, to trust that WB will actually make a ‘Flash’ film is maybe a bit much to ask. But, if it does happen, we definitely hope it’s “fucking crazy-dope.”