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Now, you might imagine that getting to play one of the most fan-beloved (and downright fun) of all time would be a giddily joyful experience, and, let's be honest: You'd probably be right. Sure, there'd be days where strapping on a whole bunch of spandex would be a drag, and some of the trickier stunts would presumably be challenging, but it's tough to imagine that, at the end of the day, the whole thing wouldn't be 100 percent worth it.

That, though, would seem to ignore one of the more grim, horrifying realities of life working on a superhero set — specifically, that of ' upcoming . Y'see...

It Turns Out That The Folks Behind Justice League Made Ezra Miller Do A Bunch Of Running

[Justice League/Warner Bros.]
[Justice League/Warner Bros.]

Yup, that's right. A whole bunch of it.

Which, as Miller himself recently put it in an interview with Fox 5 News while promoting Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, was something of a horrifying surprise for the actor, despite the fact that he's playing iconic speedster :

"Sometimes they make me run. Which... I was outraged! Because I thought, y'know, playing The Flash, this'll be great. You can't see him running, so this is going to be easy. No, they were like 'No no no, Ezra, we need you to run. We have this enormous treadmill.'"

Now, of course, this being the ever-delightful (and endlessly positive) , that whole bit was...well, very much a bit, delivered with his tongue firmly in cheek, as you can see for yourself at around the 5:52 mark below:

That lighthearted tone, though, didn't stop him from revealing some interesting tidbits about the nature of the running process, including the fact that:

"I think it's called a Tumbalator. 25 feet long, goes up to 45 miles per hour, and it's bouncy like a trampoline. Pretty much a dream come true. And then they strap me into harnesses, we do all sorts of stuff."

What's perhaps even more intriguing, though, is the approach Miller and the rest of the Justice League creative team seem to be taking to The Flash's visualization. As he put it:

[Justice League/Warner Bros.]
[Justice League/Warner Bros.]

"What we're creating is a... vocabulary. It's a vocabulary where choreography meets visual effects, and what we're trying to implement is a wide diversity of tactics of how we create these moments. I don't want to give away too much - but a lot of The Flash is his perception, so there's how fast you're moving, it's like that moment when someone's eating, and they're like talking to you because they're so excited, but they're eating and being kind of rude, and the (jokingly spits) single crumb of food, you see it, right? Your brain almost is speeding up so it's slowing down. That's a lot of what we're thinking about and dealing with. We constantly get to have the geekiest conversations about physics. Y'know, because we get to be like 'Wait, he'd be so sweaty because he's running so much, but wait, he wouldn't be sweaty at all, because all the sweat would evaporate the second it formed."

Which, actually sounds pretty darned interesting, and suggests that we may well see a far more "cinematic" take on The Flash in the than we have as of yet on 's fan-favorite, small-screen take on the hero.

Yet another reason to be excited for 2017's Justice League AND a shiny new chunk of Ezra Miller-themed whimsy? It's a good day to be a Flash fan, it seems.

What do you think, though? What else should we expect to see in Justice League, when it finally hits in November 2017? Let us know below!

[Fox 5 News]


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