When Ezra Miller was revealed as the DC Cinematic Universe’s Flash, not everyone was pleased—especially those who were happy with The Flash they were getting from the CW’s TV show. Miller has finally chimed in, and not only is he a major fan of The Flash TV series, he’s totally on board with a movie/TV show crossover.
Speaking to MTV about his upcoming movie Trainwreck, Miller began to geek out pretty much the moment he was asked about being the scarlet speedster:
Barry Allen is the Silver Age, who follows a lot of interesting discoveries in physics... Where he comes from is, we figured out the event horizon was there, and then he was the character who was created through our mythos machine of comic books, to break that event horizon so we could explore in fantasy, and I think that’s an interesting idea. And what’s an interesting idea to me is, what does that do to someone?
Now that’s all well and good—it’s probably no surprise that Miller is excited to get a role like The Flash. But it gets even more exciting when Miller starts talking about The Flash TV series in comparison to his own take:
I’m not avoiding it all. I think it’s awesome! I think it’s awesome! Come on, we’re the Flash! It’s parallel universes! Grant Gustin is the Flash and I’m the Flash, don’t you see? It’s the event horizon, we crossed it baby! Grant and I are chilling. We’re gonna have a race, it’s gonna be dope! Like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day!
It’s almost sad to see actors on either side of the DC live action fence seem to really get how cool it would be to integrate the TV and movie sides of things in some way—especially through the idea of DC’s comic book Multiverse—and yet Warner Bros. themselves are strictly against it.
Considering The Flash is adding Jay Garrick to its second season and getting in a little multiversal action of its own, what would be the harm in acknowledging the movie and TV versions of Barry in a similar way? It’d be a great way to give a nod to the excellent work that’s gone into DC’s excellent cadre of comic book TV shows.
Crisis on Infinite Barrys, anyone?