The television version of the Flash (Grant Gustin) has been nothing short of spectacular. Season one ended with an introduction into the multiverse which left many reservations if people would be able to understand the complexity of season two. So far, the show has been doing well and continues to be one of the best superhero shows on TV today. However, when it came to the big screen version, producers and the studio wanted to go in a different direction. Enter Ezra Miller, an actor who’s been in recent films such as The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and The Stanford Prison Experiment.
When Gustin was announced to take on the role of the Scarlet Speedster, then your initial reaction may have been, “Isn’t that the guy from Glee?” Well, whatever it was, it’s worked out for the best thus far. Hopefully, that will be the same case with Ezra Miller taking on the role of Barry Allen when The Flash hits the big screen sometime in 2018. The actor recently spoke to EW about the role and what he hopes to accomplish. Here’s what he had to say,
“Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie, I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak…Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to….I’d like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I’d like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what’s most exciting for me in superhero mythologies is when we feel the humanity of someone who is heroic — or the heroism of someone who is a flawed, deeply human person.”
That’s as generic as generic gets when it comes to answers. You would hope that every actor hopes to find the different dimensions of any character they play. That’s what helps a great actor make a great character. That thought applies more heavily in films with superheroes. Here we have characters with these great powers, and it seems like they are kings or queens of the world. If they had one dimension to them, they would be boring. That’s why characters like Superman and Batman are great, because of their inner conflicts. But this is all for another discussion.
Still, you can’t ignore how well he’s done in his previous films. If you’ve never seen the movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, you should, and check out Miller’s performance as Patrick one of the main supporting characters in the film. It’s performances like that which give a person a reason to believe that something good may still come of this. Even with quotes like the one above. Miller has the potential to take the character to a place that fans have never seen or even considered.