Ezra Miller has been among the highlights of recent Justice League footage and already had a solid grasp on his character upon receiving the part.
Speaking to EW, Miller described his take on Barry Allen in a nutshell, saying “He’s this really endearing, altruistic nerd. He’s the 13-year-old Metallica fan, and Metallica says, ‘We lost our drummer in a freak accident. We need you to play drums, bro!’ I don’t even have drumsticks!”
In addition to a love of Metallica, Allen also has a soft spot for the speed force. More specifically, finding out how it works and what it can affect. In a previous interview, Miller described what Allen sees in the speed force and why it fascinates him so much.
“Martha Graham, one of my biggest inspirations, said in a quote, ‘There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening.’ To me, the idea of a quickening, the idea that the whole universe as we know it is essentially this composition of things moving at different speeds is an interesting idea. So the Speed Force being the force in the sense that it’s a dimensional reality that is manipulating others, almost like a gravitational wave will manipulate others. That is what’s interesting for my Barry Allen.”
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired bySuperman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.