Ezra Miller teases creating a "speedster multiverse" in The Flash movie. After his brief introduction in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Miller went on to reprise the role one more time in 2017's Justice League. But since the end of the ensemble film, it's unknown what's going on with the character. The movie, however, revealed that Barry Allen (Miller) has landed a job in Central City's police department, and it's assumed that will still be the case once his standalone film rolls out.
The long-in-development DCEU film has gone through a couple of director changes, with both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa attached to direct at one point. The Flash movie finally locked in Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley to helm the project. The project's development may be slow, but it seems like there's some significant movement behind-the-scenes with its lead star hinting about what fans can expect in the movie.
In a new video (via FlashSolo Updates) where Miller sat down to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the actor talks about how The Flash film will kickstart its own "speedster multiverse." While he didn't get into narrative specifics, he emphasized that DC is composed of multiple realities instead of just one:
"We're talking about sparking a whole new universe, it's not just the DC multiverse, it's the speedster multiverse. And the speedsters are the ones who connect all the disparate pieces of it. 'Cause Marvel is a universe, right? It's a world with all the same characters in it. DC is a multiverse -- all these different stories with different realities, different characters and different versions of characters. And the speedsters are the ones who move through it all."
Aside from detailing what The Flash will be about, Miller also addresses the project's continued delay. The film was supposed to film early this year, but production was pushed back until late 2019 at the earliest, meaning it won't be ready for release until around 2021. However, since there are already a couple of DC films confirmed for that said year - such as Matt Reeves' The Batman and the James Gunn-written reboot of the Suicide Squad - there's a chance that The Flash might roll out much later. Despite this, the actor promised that it will be worth all the wait:
"Anyone who knows anything about Barry Allen knows he's always late, but then when he arrives, he gets stuff done. That's definitely how this film’s production schedule is proceeding. [laughs] We're a little late, but the reason why we're late -- and this is the honest to God truth -- the reason why we're late is because we're all -- and I include myself in this -- we are very meticulously focused on making a movie that's not just one of the greatest superhero movies that we can possibly make, this movie is also going to be a gift to the fans.
"This movie's going to be a real pure offering to the fans of this material. And we've hit a couple of points in the script's development where we've looked at it and gone 'This isn't it, this isn't it yet.' [...] I'm really delighted at how focused everyone is on getting it just right, and I'm really devoted to that as well. We won't make the film unless it's going to be this consummate beautiful offering to the fans, and to everybody."
Despite the lack of updates for The Flash, it's great that it seems to be progressing quietly over at Warner Bros. Miller's "speedster multiverse" comment is interesting and could mean a couple of things, but it appears to fit the bill with regard to the direction that DCEU is heading. Instead of one interconnected universe like the MCU, it will likely focus on building pockets of its lore with The Trench spin-off from Aquaman, and possible films revolving around the Bat-family, such as Batgirl and Nightwing.
Source: Ezra Miller (via FlashSolo Updates)
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