EZRA MILLER Confirms DCCU FLASH Role As BARRY ALLEN, Then Gets Trippy

"Flash #38" variant cover by Howard Porter
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Ezra Miller in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Ezra Miller in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

In an interview with MTV, Flash actor Ezra Miller apparently spills the beans about with scarlet speedster he'll bring to the big screen.

"Barry Allen is the hero of the Silver Age, who follows a lot of really interesting discoveries in physics," said Miller, seemingly reconfirming that it will be Barry Allen under the mask in the 2018 film. "Where he comes from is, we figured out the event horizon was there, and he was the character that was created through our mythos machine of comic books to break that event horizon, so we could explore it in fantasy."

"I think that's an interesting idea," he continued. "And, what's an interesting idea to me is, what the f--- does that do to someone?"

Back in May, Flash screenwriter Phil Lord, speaking on the podcast Hippojuice, said "I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen." Miller's comments seem to affirm that notion. 

Speaking on whether he was avoiding the Flash TV show, Miller invoked some classic Flash lore to explain why he watched the show, saying "I'm not avoiding it at all, I think it's awesome. And come on, we're the Flash! It's parallel universes! Grant Gustin is the Flash, and I'm the Flash. It's the event horizon. We crossed it, baby! We're gonna have a race. It's gonna be dope, like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day."

Miller also addressed his comic book pedigree, saying "I've been a comic guy, but I'm going in as hard as possible, because I have a serious excuse to. I have the ultimate license to geek out so hard all the time."

Check out the entire interview right here:

The Flash is due out in theaters March 23, 2018.

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