The Flash movie has not had the best year, losing two directors after the original creative team of Lord and Miller left The Flash for the young Han Solo movie. The film has now lost Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa in just under 9 months. While talking about Fantastic Beasts, The Flash himself, Ezra Miller was questioned by Collider about how he feels about the situation with The Flash solo movie.
“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 Flash movie will in fact be the 4th appearance of the character played by Ezra Miller, albeit the first two were very brief cameos but Ezra has had some time to work on the character.
“I mean I’ve been investigating and composing the character since the moment I started considering doing the screen test. Fortunately, a lot of that research is extremely fun and involves reading Flash Comics and other comics from the world of DC, The Brave and the Bold, and I’m really interested in the early history and some of my favorite stuff is Silver Age. Even the Golden Age and the Jay Garrick stuff, the original Flash. It’s just so fascinating, so endlessly compelling. It’s such an incredible set-up for exploration, all these fascinating concepts in physics, in mysticism, in fantasy… he can go anywhere. He’s that figure of the DC pantheon who transcends the realms, sort of like Hermes or Mercury before him in the respective Greek and Roman mythologies that the character’s (creator) Gardner Fox clearly very much based (him on).”
Ezra Miller’s next appearance will be in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them released November 14.