Despite recently losing the director for his solo outing as The Flash, actor Ezra Miller certainly has much to smile about. After all, how could anyone not be geeked knowing they’re playing a major role in the live action debut of the Justice League?
Although his interpretation of the Scarlet Speedster will be markedly different from the one that Grant Gustin portrays on television, I must admire the passion and level of interest that Miller has in the character. Needless to say, those are but a few of the qualities needed when successfully bringing any character originating on the printed page to life.
A recent example of this would be an interview he did with #Mills promoting his new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In it, he likened The Flash’s abilities to that of something you would find in another popular franchise, no doubt putting smiles on many geeks’ faces (transcript via Comic Book Movie):
“[Dance choreographer] Martha Graham, one of my greatest inspirations, said in a series…in a quote that ‘there is a vitality, a life force, a quickening’, and for me, the idea of a quickening, the idea that the whole universe as we know it is essentially this composition of things at different speeds, is an interesting idea.
“So the Speed Force being like The Force [from Star Wars] in the sense that it’s a dimensional reality that’s manipulating others, almost like a gravitational wave that manipulates space-time; that is what’s interesting for my Barry Allen, and for me what becomes interesting is the human being who is suddenly coming into contact and rapidly starting to merge with the force, and what that is for a human being.”
Whether or not The Flash is able to hit its target date of March 16, 2018 remains to be seen, but rest assured that you’ll witness Ezra Miller speed into theaters when Justice League arrives on November 17, 2017.