Ever since fans received the news that Ezra Miller will be taking on the role as The Flash in the DCEU, there's been a bit of a downfall in excitement. While the current CW show, The Flash was at its best (still is), fans wanted Grant Gustin to take the role instead of Ezra.
Now this was unfairly handled because while Grant is an amazing actor and can pull off a Scarlet Speedster, you have to address the fact that when Grant was announced to be cast as The Flash nasty comments were received his way, too. This is just a small problem that actors deal with on a daily basis. Let's not forget the reactions when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman—then the trailer hit and it proved everyone wrong.
Time after time, fans are proved wrong. You would think by now that we've learned the lesson to trust the director's casting choices and only begin when the movie is released to be seen, but unfortunately, it looks like that lesson hasn't been caught on to.
The problem fans have with casting has now poured itself all over poor Ezra, and sure, it's fair to say he doesn't look like the "comic book" Barry Allen, but I can argue that Grant Gustin doesn't, either - and he currently plays the CW's Flash. For those unaware, in the comic books, Barry Allen has blonde hair and blue eyes. Both actors have neither, but it's not a problem, right?
I'm sure Ezra will be just as great as Grant, if not better. Ezra has an immense amount of talent, despite people's opinions of him in make-up and drag. At first, because Grant was on Glee, many said they couldn't see a singer taking on a superhero role. Now look at him!
If you've never seen an Ezra Miller movie, I suggest you take a look at the list below to explore his deep talents. Get ready to be amazed by him.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment follows the historical events of 1971, where Stanford's professor Philip Zimbardo conducts a controversial psychology experiment in which college students pretend to be either prisoners or guards, but the proceedings soon get out of hand.
This movie was admired by critics for being thought-provoking and chilling, not to mention the acting is great. I've seen so many critics praise Ezra in the role, and he so deserves it.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin is a drama about a mother struggling to love her strange child despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
I've heard that it is a damn fine adaptation of a book, with Ezra playing Kevin as a teenager, so don't get freaked out when you see his baby face.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The film stars Logan Lerman, who plays an introverted freshman that is taken under the wings of two seniors who begin to usher him into the real world.
Miller nails this one with a great performance as the strong willed, free spirited, and beautifully opinionated high school senior, Patrick. He has strong chemistry with everyone on screen and doesn't need any forced dialogue to help him seem natural. He's a born talent.
Check out one of these movies before you judge his casting as The Flash; I'm positive he'll surprise you.