ByMariza Mathea, writer at Creators.co
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Mariza Mathea

As a dedicated fan of The Flash, I can't wait to see the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen! Ezra Miller has been cast as Barry Allen in the DC Extended Universe and fans had the chance to enjoy a glimpse of the Flash in [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870).

Ezra Miller as The Flash in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
Ezra Miller as The Flash in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Barry Allen's Flash is one of the most well known DC superheroes of all time, and many were surprised by the decision to cast Miller for the DCEU. However, his previous roles actually make a great case for why he'll be a fantastic Barry Allen! Let's have a look at how Ezra Miller built a career that makes him a perfect choice for DCEU's scarlet speedster.

Miller Landed His First Leading Role In Beware The Gonzo in 2010

Ezra Miller as Eddie 'Gonzo' Gilman in 'Beware The Gonzo'
Ezra Miller as Eddie 'Gonzo' Gilman in 'Beware The Gonzo'

At the age of 18, a young Ezra Miller showed that he can handle a leading role. One of Miller's early roles back in 2010 saw him play a high school student and aspiring reporter in Beware The Gonzo.

Eddie had had enough of bullies at his school, so he rebelled by creating an underground newspaper, "saluting the unheard heroes" of his school. This was our first glimpse at Miller's ability to play a character that wants to stand up for others, a lot like Barry Allen.

In 2011, He Gained Critical Acclaim with Another Happy Day!

Ezra Miller as Elliot Herman in 'Another Happy Day'
Ezra Miller as Elliot Herman in 'Another Happy Day'

One year later, we see Miller in a very different role, showcasing his acting skills as he captures the depth of Elliot, who is struggling with drug addiction. For the first time, the actor is universally acknowledged after winning 'Breakthrough Performer' at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Ezra Once Again Stepped Up to the Challenging Role in We Need To Talk About Kevin

Ezra Miller as Kevin in 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'
Ezra Miller as Kevin in 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

Ezra Miller plays the teen version of Kevin in what could easily be described as a haunting performance. Starring alongside Tilda Swinton, Kevin is a son who drives his mother crazy with sadistic behavior.

Miller's versatile acting skills came into the spotlight as the young actor showed us his potential. In contrast with this, his next role would show his range as an actor.

In 2012, He Is Internationally Acknowledged For The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Ezra Miller as Patrick in 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'
Ezra Miller as Patrick in 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

One of Ezra Miller's most well-known roles (and justifiably so) is that of Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Acting alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, he smashed this role and won awards like the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award.

Patrick's character is more upbeat than Miller's other roles, but the young actor doesn't fail to amaze through his ability to embody the identity of any character he plays. As DCEU's tone appears to have shifted to be more upbeat, Miller can definitely show his comedic abilities as Barry Allen.

In 2014, Miller Charmed Us Even More With Madame Bovary

Ezra Miller as León Dupuis in 'Madame Bovary'
Ezra Miller as León Dupuis in 'Madame Bovary'

As young law student León Dupuis, Miller takes on a very different role, which allow him to showcase his charming qualities. León, described as one of the "last romantics," is Emma Bovary's first romantic interest. Miller's uniquely charismatic personality shines with this performance, and I'm sure this is a success he can repeat as Barry Allen.

In 2015, He Brought Some Great Laughs to Amy Schumer's Trainwreck

Ezra Miller as Donald in 'Trainwreck'
Ezra Miller as Donald in 'Trainwreck'

Although Ezra Miller only makes a few brief appearances as Donald, he steals the show with one of the funniest scenes. One would expect a small role like this to go unnoticed, but Miller's performance makes an impact as he brings his unique humor onto the big screen. He might be an expert in playing psychopaths, but Ezra Miller's true personality as a chilled out comedic type will definitely come into fruition as DCEU's Barry Allen. That being said, Miller hasn't given up acting roles with a darker tone completely.

Ezra Showed Us Just How Intense He Can Be In The Stanford Prison Experiment

Ezra Miller as Daniel Culp / prisoner 8612 in 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'
Ezra Miller as Daniel Culp / prisoner 8612 in 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

In a telling of the real Stanford prison experiment of 1971, Ezra Miller plays Daniel Culp, aka prisoner 8612. Miller's performance is the most notable among the prisoners, especially in the first part of the movie. Once again, Miller demonstrates his resourceful acting abilities, showing us that he will be able to handle scenes that crank up the intensity.

It's great to know that Ezra Miller's abilities have not gone unnoticed. Barry Allen has a hard working, optimistic, and humorous character and Miller has displayed the same qualities multiple times both on and off screen. Along with his acting skills, he shows great promise as DCEU's Barry Allen.

[The Flash (Movie)](tag:15273) is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. Before that he will also appear in Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017.


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