Last month, fans learned that The Flash had hit an unexpected roadblock when a member of the film’s crew announced their exit. Director Rick Famuyiwa confirmed he was exiting the project over creative differences, and fans were left wondering whether Barry Allen would ever find someone to help him reach the big screen. However, there is one person who is staying optimistic during the directorial shift, and that is Ezra Miller. While the actor has said he’s certainly sad to see Famuyiwa leave The Flash, Miller feels like everything will work out for the film.
In a recent interview with Nerdist, Miller talked about his feelings over the director’s departure. He said he feels, “sad, a little sad.”
“I love Rick but am super grateful for all the work that he has done. I trust these processes,” he said. “I think from a distance, observing the processes of the production of film can see interpersonal or dramatic. But it’s actually just groups of people working to make a piece of art together. Things work out, things don’t work out.”
The actor then stressed that he feels “like ultimately things will work out very well. I’m extremely excited about The Flash.”
This is not the first time that Miller has talked about Famuyiwa’s exit. Not long ago, the actor spoke with CinemaBlend about the ordeal. "I think that the most important quality is the open heart," Miller said. "I think that The Flash has to be a story that is heartfelt. Because I think that's where the lightning really is."
During his interview, Miller even went to far as to joke about The Flash’s fumbles. “It’s funny,” he said. “We’ve had sort of this tragic relay race of the passing of the baton of this project, but it feels like each person who has run the race has brought something really special to it.”
Without a director, it is looking more and more likely that The Flash will be delayed from its March 2018 release, perhaps allowing Aquaman to take the premiere date instead. But, with Miller on board, fans feel confident that The Flash won’t break a sweat anytime soon.
Since being cast as the Flash, Miller has taken plenty of time to research the speedster and get advice about the role. Recently, Miller explained what research he’s been doing for the role and even praised Geoff Johns for helping him take on the Flash while filming.
“Fortunately, a lot of that research is extremely fun and involves reading Flash Comics and other comics from the world of DC, The Brave and the Bold, and I’m really interested in the early history and some of my favorite stuff is Silver Age. Even the Golden Age and the Jay Garrick stuff, the original Flash. It’s just so fascinating, so endlessly compelling. It’s such an incredible set-up for exploration, all these fascinating concepts in physics, in mysticism, in fantasy...he can go anywhere. He’s that figure of the DC pantheon who transcends the realms, sort of like Hermes or Mercury before him in the respective Greek and Roman mythologies that the character’s (creator) Gardner Fox clearly very much based (him on).”
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The Flash is currently set for release on March 16, 2018.