Warner Bros. Pictures and DC have taken a critical beating this year with the DC Extended Universal installments Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and now Suicide Squad - both of which have, alternatively, done very well commercially. In the future, however, the studios would obviously like to deliver DCEU films with wider (and less divisive) appeal. With an emphasis on the more playful tone compared to earlier DCEU movies – specifically Man of Steel and in particular Batman V Superman – the Comic-Con trailer for the superhero team-up movie Justice League suggests that film will indeed be more "fun" than its predecessors.
One character who already appears to be garnering high marks from critics – at least those in attendance at the Justice League set visits – is The Flash. However, with the television iteration of the Scarlet Speedster, led by Grant Gustin, already a crowd-pleaser heading into its third season, it appears as though the Ezra Miller-portrayed DCEU Flash will have to work that much harder to win over fans. However, it does appear as though Miller is already convinced that the DCEU's solo Flash movie will be a hit - as he's been singing the praises of the film's director and one of his costars.
During an interview with MTV, Miller discussed his anticipation for the DCEU's Flash solo movie; at the same time, praising director Rick Famuyiwa and Iris West actress, Kiersey Clemons, and even alluding to a race with TV Flash Grant Gustin. Chatting about his excitement for the film, as well as admiring Dope filmmaker Famuyiwa's expertise, Miller had this to say:
I think there’s just an intention to make something extremely fun and something superhuman and something deeply human. It’s the thing we’re all trying to do, but I think Rick’s mind and his heart are in an excellent place, and his expertise as a filmmaker, as evidenced by Dope, all come together as very exciting factors to me.
Of course, a quality Barry Allen story has to feature a fantastic iteration of Iris West, and according to the Perks of Being a Wallflower actor, the film will showcase just that.
Kiersey is amazing. I had the opportunity to read with her and do some explorative acting in our chemistry read ... the results of these experiments clearly were positive. I’m just deeply excited about what these people carry in their hearts, and I’m excited about the radical intention that everybody seems to be bringing to the genesis chamber of this film.
Regardless of the reception of Warner Bros./DC films thus far, it appears as though the main cast of these comic book films are truly enjoying themselves on set and are additionally publically sharing with fans reasons to be excited for the studio's upcoming slate of movies. By all accounts, it appears as though Ezra Miller is nailing the beloved Barry Allen character so far, too.
Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, the Batman solo movie and Man of Steel 2 are currently without release dates.