Ever since the announcement of casting for the Justice League film, there has been anger amongst the fan base that Grant Gustin will not be playing the scarlet speedster on the big screen.
Personally, I don’t mind the casting of Ezra Miller, but I can understand why some may view this as disrespecting the universe that the DC television department has crafted and undervaluing Gustin.
However, Gustin seems to have been following the threads and noting the reactions of fans. In response to this, the actor posted a statement on Twitter. In this, he stated: “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. Would I have liked to play Barry Allen in a film? Sure. I love this character and it has changed my life and making movies and TV is something I hope to be fortunate enough to do for the rest of my life.”
I have to say, I agree completely with Gustin on this. While I feel that Gustin is a spectacular Barry Allen, the backlash against Miller has simply gotten out of hand at this point. Miller is a talented and interesting actor, and hopefully will bring an interesting interpretation to The Flash.
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