Ezra Miller Says 'The Flash' Is 'Marching Forth' After Director Drops Out: 'I'm So Devoted' (Exclusive)
By John Boone
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The Flash will be a little less dope when it arrives on the big screen now that Rick Famuyiwa has dropped out of directing duties due to "creative differences." Even without the Dope director, Ezra Miller says the movie is still very much a go, though.
"We're marching forth," Miller told ET's Lauren Zima during the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them junket in New York. "It's unfortunate. I'm sad because I love Rick, but what can you do? This is how these things go. I'm so devoted to this work and so devoted to the process."
Famuyiwa was actually the second director attached to the project and, while DC has yet to announce a replacement, Miller is choosing to stay optimistic, explaining, "I trust ultimately that things work out the way they're meant to."
Miller has suited up twice already as Barry Allen's superhero alter ego, first in Batman v Superman and then in a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in Suicide Squad, but his first starring turn will be in Zack Snyder's Justice League next year. The 24-year-old actor calls it all "unbelievably exciting."
"It's really so much fun. It's such an unbelievable license to play," he gushed. "The character creates so many opportunities for exploration of all sorts of things: physics, the mind, humor, trauma. There's a lot of source material, so it sort of feels endless -- how deep you can plunge. Any fan of The Flash knows what I'm talking about."
Ahead of that, Miller can be seen in another huge franchise, Fantastic Beasts. When asked if he was a Harry Potter fan before signing on to this continuation of the Wizarding World, he replied, "In a word, yes." Thus prompting this adorable exchange:
ET: How big of a fan are we talking?
Miller: Give me a scale.
One to 10.
Ten. Give me another scale.
I mean...house elf to Dumbledore?
Dumbledore, but that's a terrible hierarchy of magical creatures you just created. Hermione would have a field day with what you just said. You put house elf at the bottom of the rung!
As for whether he will reappear in any of Fantastic Beasts' proposed four sequels, Miller played coy, only teasing, "I just don't know. Nobody knows but J.K. Rowling. She's the sole keeper of the knowledge."