Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Two trailers and several officially released photos later, one of the highlights of recent Justice League material has been Ezra Miller’s The Flash. Based on footage, it would seem that Miller has a firm grasp on who his character is and now he’s discussing what his version of Barry Allen will be like.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Miller spoke about the latest incarnation of the scarlet speedster, saying:
“He’s this really endearing, altruistic nerd. He’s the 13-year-old Metallica fan, and Metallica says, ‘We lost our drummer in a freak accident. We need you to play drums, bro!’ I don’t even have drumsticks!”
On top of all that, Miller also said that Barry will have a love for the speed force. He wants to find out how it works and what impact it can have on others. Miller previously talked about why Barry is so interested in the force that gave him his powers:
“Martha Graham, one of my biggest inspirations. ‘There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening.’ To me, the idea of a quickening, the idea that the whole universe as we know it is essentially this composition of things moving at different speeds is an interesting idea. So the Speed Force being the force in the sense that it’s a dimensional reality that is manipulating others, almost like a gravitational wave will manipulate others. That is what’s interesting for my Barry Allen.”
Justice League bursts into theatres on November 17, 2017