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Hey, Twitter. Stop putting words in my mouth. Hate that I felt the need to do this, but read this if you please. pic.twitter.com/uVeoGGYRez— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) January 22, 2016
You see that? Gustin threw some love to fans who said they’d have liked to have seen him as the film’s Scarlet Speedster, which is completely understandable, because fan support just makes sense. But many Twitter users are dead inside, and I mean, why wouldn’t they try to make both Gustin and Miller look bad by spinning it as Gustin bashing his big screen counterpart? That’s the mature way to handle it, right?
Why would anyone actually expect Grant Gustin to talk shit or support others talking shit about Ezra Miller solely because he’ll be a different-though-similar version of the same character? There’s no actual competition going on there. I mean, Arrow’s Stephen Amell made it known that he thought Gustin should have been doing the movie, as well as stating he should play Green Arrow in the film. But that was Amell shooting from the hip, and Grant Gustin is clearly not that kind of guy.
I fully support Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and the Flash on the feature side of DC. I’ve never met the guy, but I think he is a fantastic and interesting actor.
Now it’s in print – or at least a phone’s note app – that he is perfectly fine with Miller in the role, and that he thinks everyone should chill and be nice.
Gustin only found out about the smack talking after someone else on Twitter alerted him to it.
@A_E414 am I getting hate? Haven't seen it. Busy with my life and job. I think Ezra is a great actor and he'll crush Flash.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) January 21, 2016
“Busy with my life and job,” made me laugh, as I pictured him getting really defensive and red-faced but trying to act like he wasn’t bothered. I also picture him saying “bro” a lot in that phase.
Ezra Miller, who previously showed his support for Grant Gustin, will take the speedster mantle for his first standalone adventure on March 23, 2018. In the meantime, you can catch Barry Allen living it up on his small screen home when The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.