Big-screen superheroes are often depicted as powerful, even in their origin stories. Other times they arrive fully formed and ready to beat down anyone in their way, a la the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." We're pretty used to those formulas by now, but that apparently will change with DC Films' "The Flash," which will include a decidedly rookie version of the Scarlet Speedster.
"What I find fascinating is that we’re still very much amateur-hour speedster," Ezra Miller, who debuted as Barry Allen in "Batman v Superman," told IGN, "I’d love for the series to track an evolution of Barry Allen’s early times as The Flash."
What's more, the 24-year-old-actor suspects that audiences will never even see a fully powered Flash in the DC movie universe, citing the version of the character depicted in the seminal "Kingdom Come" by Mark Waid and Alex Ross.
"[I]n that, The Flash is fully evolved, and you never even see him, right? It’s just like a red mist, and there’s no crime in [Keystone] City. He protects a whole chunk of the country," Miller said. "So that wouldn’t make for the most interesting film -- you know what I mean? What do we have to learn about that guy? That guy barely exists, right? He’s almost one with the Speed Force. So it’s interesting to go to the beginning."
Miller, who stars in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," will reprise his role as The Flash in director Zack Snyder's "Justice League," which opens Nov. 17, 2017. That will be followed by the Flash solo film, arriving in theaters March 16, 2018.