How The Movie Flash Feels About The TV Flash

When Warner Brothers and DC announced that Ezra Miller would be playing the DC Cinematic Universe version of The Flash, a lot of people were disappointed, because there was already a pretty great Flash on TV in Grant Gustin. So how does the big screen Flash feel about small screen Flash? Turns out, he kinda loves him.

In an interview with MTV, Ezra Miller minces no words about his total love for the fact that there are two Flashs, proclaiming:

I think it’s awesome! C’mon, we’re The Flash! It’s parallel universes! Grant Gustin is The Flash AND I’m The Flash, don’t you see? It’s the Event Horizon, we crossed it baby! Grant and I are chillin’, we’re gonna have a race, it’s gonna be dope. Like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day.

It wouldn't be surprising for Ezra Miller to avoid the TV show, if only to prevent undue influence on his own version of the character. However it's the exact opposite of the case here. Miller admits to not only watching The Flash but absolutely loving it. He hones in on the show’s parallel-universe focus and has no problem with playing another version of the character that, assuming the series keeps going, will be somewhere around season four by the time the Flash is seen in cinemas.

Of course, now that Miller has brought up the idea that the two Flash characters exist in parallel universes, it certainly opens up the idea that Gustin could still make a movie cameo and/or Miller could show up on TV. Miller obviously meant the race comment as a joke, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see it.

Miller is obviously super excited to be playing The Flash, as he has previously stated he would have signed a contract that said anything to get the role. You can watch the complete segment below to see how much he geeks out over the whole thing.

It’s nice to see some love between the two iterations of The Flash as there is certainly some potential for animosity. Arrow star Stephen Amell had previously been honest about his frustration, both that DC cast a second Flash, and that the announcement came so soon after The Flash premiered on CW, which potentially could have taken away some of the show’s steam. Luckily that did not happen and The Flash series is going strong.

TV Flash will be back for Season 2 October 6. Movie Flash will hit screens in 2018.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.