Of all the upcoming films in Warners’ DC Extended Universe, the one that’s going to be under an unfair spotlight the most is “The Flash” which is due for release March 23rd 2018.
With The CW’s “The Flash” series still both a hit with critics and in the ratings (at least CW-wise) in its current second season, it seems very likely the show will still be around on the air at the time the new film comes out, and so comparisons between the two will be inevitable, despite them not being a part of the same screen universe.
Ezra Miller stars as the Barry Allen version of The Flash in the film, a project which has Seth Grahame-Smith penning and directing. EW caught up with Miller this week who revealed that his take on Barry will be more flawed than Grant Gustin’s more boy scout-style take in the TV series:
“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.”
It has long been rumored that Miller will have a cameo as Barry Allen in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but that report has yet to be confirmed.