Grant Gustin may be saving the world week in, week out over on The CW for The Flash, but there’s another version of Barry Allen incubating in development at Warner Bros., and this time it’ll be We Need to Talk About Kevin breakout Ezra Miller assuming the role of the fastest man alive.
Having two versions of the same character running concurrently will certainly present its own problems for studio heads and writers, who are set to ensure that both projects will remain largely independent of one another.
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But different mediums naturally present their own framework to work within, with Warner constricted to a feature-length film and The CW choosing to dish out concentrated doses of the Scarlet Speedster episodically. For Miller, though, he’ll be hoping to bring a new dimension to the character and ultimately, as the actor revealed to Entertainment Weekly, “realize him as a person.”
“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.”
Primed to make his debut as the Scarlet Speedster in Justice League – Part 1 on November 16, 2017, Ezra Miller will race onto silver screens in earnest via The Flash solo film on March 23, 2018.