Ezra Miller Claims His ‘Barry Allen’ Will Be Different Than Grant Gustin’s

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In an interview with Entertainment Weeklyupcoming star of The Flash (the movie not the TV show) Ezra Miller, made the claim that his Flash will be very different from what we’ve seen on TV.

The description he gives of how he’ll interpret the character actually mimics the amazing work that CW’s, Grant Gustin, has done with the character which makes us feel like maybe he hasn’t bothered to watch the show. Gustin’s portrayal of the Flash/Barry Allen has been nothing shy of impeccable as he perfectly encapsulates that difficulties and emotional beats of the character while keeping him very relateable and very human. In fact, Gustin’s role on CW’s The Flash has really become the lynch pin of the entirety of CW’s DC universe.

When asked by EW about how he’ll approach the character, Miller explained, “Well, [first] it’s going to be a movie. I’d like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak. Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to! I’d like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I’d like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what’s most exciting for me in superhero mythologies is when we feel the humanity of someone who is heroic — or the heroism of someone who is a flawed, deeply human person.”

While we appreciate the difficult position that Miller faces in having to represent a character that’s already being portrayed extremely well in another medium, his extremely vague explanation leaves us with a lot to be desired nor does he seem to recognize the incredible work that Gustin has put into his interpretation of the character. Exactly how do you play the same character two different ways when one is already widely loved by fans, we don’t know, but it would be nice to hear that Miller is pulling tips from Gustin instead of working to distance himself from him.

So what do you think, are you excited for Miller to take over or is Gustin doing too good of a job for you to fully be able to buy another actor playing the same character? As always, let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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