Though The Flash is set to make his big screen debut in next year’s Justice League and despite having made cameo appearances in both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it appears the cinematic version of Barry Allen will still be at the beginning of his journey. Speaking to IGN, star Ezra Miller explained that the film version of Barry Allen still has a lot of growing to do when he gets around to his first solo film.
Miller explained that The Flash will still be coming to grips with his new found abilities when audiences are introduced to the character in Justice League.
“I certainly think it will represent the next stage. What I find fascinating is that we’re still very much amateur-hour Speedster.”
Miller also revealed what he hopes to see in future Flash films.
“I’d love for the series to track an evolution of Barry Allen’s early times as The Flash.”
When asked if the DC Extended Universe films would ever feature a fully-powered Flash, Miller expressed some reservations.
“Like, I love this comic ‘Kingdom Come’ – unbelievable art – and in that The Flash is fully evolved, and you never even see him, right? It’s just like a red mist, and there’s no crime in [Keystone] City. He protects a whole chunk of the country. So that wouldn’t make for the most interesting film – you know what I mean? What do we have to learn about that guy? That guy barely exists, right? He’s almost one with the Speed Force. So it’s interesting to go to the beginning.”
However, if the DCEU ever does include a fully-powered Flash in one of their films, Miller has a certain director in mind whom he thinks could pull it off.
“It would be hard – you’d have to get Werner Herzog to make a movie about a bolt of lightning!”
Though The Flash is currently without a director following the departure of Rick Famuyiwa, actress Kiersey Clemons is still attached to star as Iris West.
The Flash is currently scheduled to be released on March 16, 2018.