When “Perks of Being a Wallflower” actor Ezra Miller was cast as The Flash for the upcoming films in the DC cinematic universe, the hiring raised a few eyebrows. A good actor most definitely, but it also ended hopes there and then that The CW’s DC small screen universe would crossover with the larger cinematic one. Out doing press for “Trainwreck,” Miller spoke with MTV and seems very excited about nabbing the role:
“Barry Allen is the Silver Age, who follows a lot of interesting discoveries in physics… Where he comes from is, we figured out the event horizon was there, and then he was the character who was created through our mythos machine of comic books, to break that event horizon so we could explore in fantasy, and I think that’s an interesting idea. And what’s an interesting idea to me is, what does that do to someone?”
When a TV series and a movie involving alternate takes of the same character are on at the same time, such as ten years ago with “Smallville” and “Superman Returns” or currently with “Gotham” and “Batman v Superman,” the general rule is those involved in one don’t really discuss the other. Miller has no qualms though about voicing his opinion of The CW’s current and acclaimed take on the character:
“I’m not avoiding it all. I think it’s awesome! I think it’s awesome! Come on, we’re the Flash. It’s parallel universes! Grant Gustin is the Flash and I’m the Flash, don’t you see? It’s the event horizon, we crossed it baby! Grant and I are chilling. We’re gonna have a race, it’s gonna be dope! Like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day!”
The upcoming second season of “The Flash” is set to explore the DC Multiverse with an alternate Flash, Jay Garrick (played by Teddy Sears), added into the mix. Maybe, one day, something may happen.