ByChris Moore, writer at Creators.co
Full-time writer and professional movie geek; writer of all things Star Wars, DC and Marvel for the Moviepilot Editorial team. @Irish_CGM
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Yesterday I wrote about DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League and how a little time was devoted to introducing a number of Justice League members from the upcoming DC slate. Among the characters we saw were Jason Mamoa's Aquaman and Ray Fisher's Cyborg; but we can't ignore the re-interpretation of The Scarlet Speedster, with Ezra Miller at the helm... that's right, let's discuss The Flash.

Many comic book fans have already developed love for The Flash, either through the extensive role the many iterations of the character have had in comic book form, or Grant Gustin's portrayal of Barry Allen in The CW's The Flash. But as you can see above, Ezra Miller will be adopting the Scarlet Speedster role in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Ezra Miller: The Flash
Ezra Miller: The Flash

As I'm sure you can imagine, this has been met with mixed reviews by fans, with Grant Gustin's followers destraught that we'll have a second Barry Allen, whereas fans of Ezra Miller seem happy to see him get a shot at the role.

It's important to note that the decision to keep hit CW shows: Arrow and The Flash separate from the cinematic universe is in fact designed to keep the live-action shows safe, as well as assuring they have room to operate independently.

The Flash and Arrow
The Flash and Arrow

So... what do Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller reveal?

DC Films
DC Films

Well, to kick things off, it's revealed that Ezra Miler will also play Barry Allen, meaning he'll be given a backstory strikingly similar to Grant Gustin's Flash.

The Flash
The Flash

This means that Ezra Miller's Barry Allen will also be a forensic scientist who gained superpowers through being struck by a bolt of lightning, which will of course result in him becoming The Flash and gaining the ability to run at incredible speeds.

The Flash
The Flash

Interestingly, DC Entertainment CCO, Geoff Johns, says:

"The thing about The Flash, is that the past isn't just a thing he can think about, it's an actual place he can visit."

So it seems that when Ezra Miller's Flash hits the screens we'll be seeing him with a full range of super-speed abilities, something which The Flash CW series has yet to do.

Personally I hope these two iterations don't find themselves in competition with one another, but would it have been better to see an alternate version of The Flash in cinematic form, or wouldn't it have made a difference?

(Source: Comicbook.com.)

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