Ezra Miller while promoting his most recent film The Stanford Prison Experiment at the Sundance Film Festival talks to MTV Josh Horowitz on landing the role of The Flash for the DC Cinematic Universe.
“I get this call and I’m thinking, ‘This is really weird,’” he said, explaining that he was completely unaware at the time that he even had cell phone service in Costa Rica. It turns out the call was from his agent, who was on the other line with someone who needed to speak with Miller in a flash, about “The Flash.”
“He says, ‘I have Zack Snyder on the phone, and he wants to talk to you about this DC Universe thing,’” Miller recalled. “And so [Snyder] got on the phone, and he’s just gung ho. He’s in it. He’s completely involved. And he starts talking about how I’m going to play The Flash. And I was just in this state of shock and disbelief.”
It’s only appropriate that Miller’s casting happened so fast, given his superhero’s power-set. We’re due to see him suit up as the Scarlet Speedster within the next couple of years, for “Justice League” if not for a cameo in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” But his own solo film as “The Flash” is still some years away, not hitting theaters until 2018 — and as such, Miller isn’t quite ready to put the tilapia down to start hitting the racetrack.
“I’m not running yet,” he said. “Right now, I’m still in the stretching phase. I want to stretch for a while.”