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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.