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Grant Gustin is very cool with Ezra Miller playing The Flash in the DC Movie universe

January 25th, 2016 by James Campbell Comments

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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.

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.