Ezra Miller has already had a polarizing effect on the fans of The Flash. From the announcement of Miller taking on the part of the fastest superhero in the DC Universe, there has been a lot of hesitation about what Miller will make of this part. This hesitation is partly due to the very successful CW networks series with the same superhero. This has not deterred the actor from taking on the role.
In fact, Miller has confessed many times in interviews how excited he is to be part of the DC Universe especially for his upcoming standalone Flash movie which he said will be a lot of fun. We first witnessed Miller’s in the red suit when he made a small cameo in the Suicide Squad movie and we will, later on, see him reprise the role for the upcoming Justice League movie. While Miller could not say anything about the plot for the standalone Flash film, it seems like the tone will be parallel than TV’s Flash. He has said:
“I think there’s just an intention to make something extremely fun and something superhuman and something deeply human…It’s the thing we’re all trying to do, but I think Rick [Fumiyama]’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.”
DC has been on a mission lately to change the tone of its overall movies after the criticism faced by Batman Vs Superman. DC even made the Suicide Squad movie incorporate more humor into the film but still faced criticism for the film. DC has a long way to go as compared to rival studio Marvel which has received many positive feedback from its past releases.
Miller has not coiled back from any of the criticism of fans, even confessing how he watches and is a fan of CW’s The Flash. Although he has never met Grant Gustin, Miller declared:
“He’s a boss.. I can’t wait to see him, eye to eye, adrift in the Speed Force — our eyes will lock and, in that moment, we will both know the truth. What truth? I dare not say.”
Justice League is set for release on November 17, 2017.