The Fantastic Beasts press tour continues apace, and that means Ezra Miller has been fielding nine kinds of questions relating to The Flash.
There’s only so much Miller can reveal, of course, but so far we’ve gained a little more insight into his particular affinity with the “neurotic, altruistic” Barry Allen, not to mention his thoughts on the creative changeovers that have transpired behind the scenes. In case you aren’t up to speed, three weeks ago Dope director Rick Famuyiwa bowed out of the 2018 actioner, becoming the second filmmaker to do so after Seth Grahame-Smith.
Even still, Ezra Miller remains as upbeat as ever about The Flash, and has now dropped hints about an “amateur-hour Speedster” while chatting to IGN.
“I certainly think it will represent the next stage. What I find fascinating is that we’re still very much amateur-hour Speedster. I’d love for the series to track an evolution of Barry Allen’s early times as The Flash. Like, I love this comic ‘Kingdom Come’ – unbelievable art – and in that The Flash is fully evolved, and you never even see him, right? It’s just like a red mist, and there’s no crime in [Keystone] City. He protects a whole chunk of the country.”
As Warner’s 2018 feature is being angled as an origin story on the Fastest Man Alive, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that moviegoers will be introduced to a Barry Allen still in the process of wrangling his electric abilities under control.
“So that wouldn’t make for the most interesting film – you know what I mean?” Miller continued. “What do we have to learn about that guy? That guy barely exists, right? He’s almost one with the Speed Force. So it’s interesting to go to the beginning.”
Despite its setbacks, The Flash is still slated for March 16, 2018 at the time of writing. We know that Kiersey Clemons is on board as Iris West, while there’s also a rumored cameo from Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, along with Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant) as Barry Allen’s father.