Ezra Miller Talks “Flash” Directors & Batman

“The Flash” actor Ezra Miller continues doing press for next week’s release of the “Harry Potter” spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and has talked some more about the upcoming “The Flash” solo film and his appearance as the scarlet speedster in “Justice League”.

First up, he spoke with IGN about the relationship between Batman and The Flash in ‘League’ and explains that though they develop a friendship, both heroes are currently at very different stages of their respective careers:

“I think it’s the relationship between someone who is naive and excited and someone who is experienced and jaded, and it’s that seeing each other as reflections of one another and being amused and maybe sometimes annoyed by one another.

I think Bruce and Barry get a kick out of each other because they’re seeing sort of themselves but reflected in this very warped mirror. Bruce, the aged Batman, is everything that being a superhero means you could become, in terms of being pretty shut down and having seen all this horror. He’s like a veteran of this struggle against evil.

And Barry is just getting into it, and it seems exciting! And very fun! And so, I think they have a lot to learn from each other, like in any great friendship. I think it’s a fascinating relationship.”

Miller has also expressed his disappointment over the recent news that Rick Famuyiwa has left as director of the film – just the latest departure of a helmer on the project. Speaking with Collider, Miller downplays the musical chairs game going on with the director of the film:

“We don’t know right now [who the director will be], but I think we’ll start this year, I think it’s coming up pretty quick. These processes are complicated, and I think it can-from afar-appear to be, as you say, something interpersonal or dramatic. That is rarely the case.

These are groups of people taking the development of projects extremely seriously, and the teams are changing all the time. There’s often a lot of flux in who the team of the production of a film is before that production starts, and in this case, you hear about it, because it’s a critical figure – the directors that have been coming on and leaving.

For me, it’s sort of a tragic relay race, and we’ve had a couple really incredible people carry this baton, and their marks are left on that baton, and the work that they’ve given to the project will certainly be represented in whatever the final product comes to be.”

The actor also recently said the key to the character is his open heart and to have a story that is heartfelt. Right now it’s unclear when “The Flash” will specifically begin filming or if it will meet its early 2018 release date.