While The CW series The Flash may be doing quite well on the small screen, Warner Bros. has already staked out 2018 as the year they will unveil the feature film iteration of the comic book character in The Flash movie. A director or even screenwriter has yet to be announced for the film, but the unveiling of the project was part of Warner Bros.’ big DC Comics Universe announcement last year, when they revealed a slew of films that will be released over the course of the next four years. The only information we do know about The Flash movie is that it will open in theaters in 2018 and that We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower actor Ezra Miller will play the titular character.
While filmmaker Zack Snyder is currently busy in post-production on next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and also preparing to direct Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, it appears that he has become the de facto overseer of Warner Bros. interconnected DC Movie Universe.
Speaking with MTV at Sundance in connection with the premiere of his new film The Stanford Prison Experiment (read Matt’s review here), Miller recently told the very funny story of how he came to be cast in The Flash, and it all started with an out-of-the-blue phone call from Snyder while the actor was in a secluded location in Costa Rica—or so he thought:
“I pick it up and [my agent’s] like, ‘Listen I have Zack Snyder on the phone, I gotta put you through he wants to talk to you about this DC Universe thing’ and I was like, ‘What?!’ And then he got on the phone and you know Zack, he’s just gung ho, he’s in it, he’s completely involved so he just starts talking about how I’m going to play The Flash. And I was just in sort of a state of shock and disbelief.”
I think Miller is a tremendous talent so I’m happy to see him get the chance to shine in a high-profile film such as this. Hopefully we hear more about The Flash movie later this year, and possibly even get our first look at Miller in costume with a Batman v Superman cameo.
Watch the video interview with Miller below, in which he tells the full humorous story of how he landed The Flash role: