In October 2014, DC Comics and Warner Bros announced their official slate of movies between 2016 and 2020 (which has since seen two additions). Along with the movies announcements came some castings, including Ezra Miller being tapped to play Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash. This news came almost a year after Grant Gustin debuted as Barry on Arrow, and only a week after The Flash TV series had debuted on The CW. It's been over a year and a half since Miller's casting was announced, and yet there still seem to be a lot of people who are giving him a hard time, whether it's because he doesn't look like Barry Allen in the comics (let's not forget Gustin doesn't either) or they're still upset that the movie and TV universes aren't connected. However, it would be a mistake to completely dismiss him.

Miller cameoed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year, but his appearance (both in vision form and over security footage) wasn't enough to get a sense of what he's bringing to the DCEU. Fortunately, last week's massive Justice League news drop included some interesting tidbits about Flash's role, namely his first meeting with Batman and hanging out with the other heroes on top of the GCPD rooftop. These new details paint the clearest picture of the DCEU's Flash yet, providing extra hope for Miller's iteration. There's still almost another year and a half until Justice League arrives, but we've provided three main reasons why you should give Ezra Miller's version a chance, whether you're a passionate fan of The Flash TV series or are new to the Scarlet Speedster.

His Acting Skills

Ezra Miller may be young, but he's already proven himself to be a talented actor for nearly a decade. In recent years, he's appeared in movies like We Need to Talk About Kevin, Madame Bovary and The Stanford Prison Experiment, as well as TV shows like Californication and Royal Pains. His performance as Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower earned him numerous awards, while his appearance in Trainwreck resulted in one of the latter half of the movie's funnier scenes. He'll be seen this November in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and with Justice League and The Flash on the way, he's clearly one of Hollywood's rising stars. Heck, he might even win an Oscar in the future.

He's proven himself to be a good actor, so it's not like they just hired him because he has a handsome face. Sure, his looks may not match Barry Allen's in the comics, but looking like a character doesn't always guarantee success. As long as Miller brings his acting A-game, moviegoers can look forward to a great performance, which obviously is one of the cornerstones of a good movie. That brings us to the next entry.

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