Justice League star Ezra Miller has the scientific explanation of why his character The Flash is so super fast. After a long wait for DC fans, Justice League is finally here, teaming up Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash on the big screen for the first time.
Not surprisingly, the film opened at No. 1 in its opening frame two weekends ago, although the result of the domestic box office ended up being the weakest start for a DC Extended Universe film with a tally of $94 million. As of this writing, the film has has earned $176.9 million stateside, and with $311 million in overseas ticket sales it has a running take of $487.9 million.
One of the elements of Justice League that makes it distinct from its DCEU predecessors is the film's lighter tone, which came courtesy of such characters as Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and even the normally brooding Batman (Ben Affleck) at times. The class clown title, however, undoubtedly goes to Miller's Flash, whose character stood out as a crowd favorite in early test screenings.
Now that Justice League is out for the world to see, more secrets behind the production are being revealed through interviews and other material associated with the film. One of the most in-depth sources is the new book Justice League: The Art of the Film (Titan Books), which shares insights into the production from cast and crew members, and naturally includes concept art from the latest DCEU adventure.
Among those interviewed for the book is Miller, who took the opportunity to break down in amusing sort of way just what gives The Flash his super speed. In scientific terms, he explains:
"Okay, so there's a way that you could perceive The Flash, which is that he's fast, right? Boring! Or you can perceive him as I do, as what I may refer to as the quantum vibrator. He brings to the Justice League this extra-dimensional power, wherein he plays within the reality of time and space, which of course, as we know from recent physical evidence that supports Einstein's theory of relativity, time and space are one entity. And this entity not only bends, but it jiggles."
While Miller's explanation may seem like some scientific gobbledygook to some, it actually is quite entertaining imagining the actor saying it in his clever manner of speaking. He's a consummate showman not only onscreen, but in interviews as well, where he make something as complicated as explaining The Flash's speed force somehow seem accessible to those who don't hold a PhD in quantum physics.
Despite Justice League's rough reception at the box office, with any luck Miller will be playing The Flash for some time to come. Apart from his obvious appearance in Flashpoint, the DCEU has to find a way to include him in as many character solo tales as they can before they eventually get around to Justice League Part II. DC movie universe, simply put, wouldn't quite be the same without Miller's electromagnetic presence.
Source: Justice League: The Art of the Film
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020