If the world wants to know who is the bad guy in The Flash, rest assured that there will be no enlightening response from Ezra Miller. Last weekend – so full of previews and news about the DC Extended Universe – the famous actor dedicated a few words to the issue of the villain in the upcoming film the scarlet speedster. However, using ambiguity and apparent contradictions, Miller provided a statement that instead of dispelling our doubts, it leaves us scratching our heads.
It happened during the Chinese version of the DC Fandome 2021 that, in the panel corresponding to The Flash, Ezra Miller acknowledged that yes, there are some “alleged villains” in the film. However, from the actor’s perspective, it would also be valid to say that there is no antagonist who influences “the exploration or the message” of the film. What does that mean exactly? Miller certainly did not offer a fully satisfactory revelation, and he himself acknowledges that this was his intention.
«For one thing, I’d say there are some villains, or so-called villains, that are in our movie. And then on the other hand, I would say that there are no villains in any way that are part of the exploration or the message of the movie.. I’m going to say those things because together they don’t make sense and it leaves everything somewhat cryptic and mysterious. Which is good for a villain, to have an air of mystery surrounding him, until it is revealed, “said the star (via).
Among the novelties of The Flash, in recent days we saw a first teaser official, where visually many questions are raised but few explanations around the motivations of each character. We witness to Sasha street like Supergirl and we hear the voice of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, whose silhouette conquers the screen at the height of the trailer. But more interesting is discovering that there are two Barry Allen who share a frame, both played by Ezra Miller. That said, such a situation – which we can easily ascribe to the multiverse – could be key to understanding who the villain of the film is.
Michael Keaton spoke in a past interview (via) around the “multiplicity” that Ezra Miller had to deal with while filming The Flash. According to his comments, the lightning corridor interpreter had to “Compete against himself and with himself”, which was a huge “challenge.” And now that the teaser established that there will indeed be at least two different versions of the titular superhero, it becomes very tempting to take Keaton’s words as a clue that there will be a bad Flash in the film. What do you think?
The Flash will hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Argentine Andy Muschietti (Item) directs based on a script by Christina Hodson (Birds of prey). The cast is complemented by Ben Affleck, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú and Ron Livingston.
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