‘The Flash’ Director Andy Muschietti Wants Ezra Miller Back If There’s A Sequel

Believe it or not, The Flash is just a couple of weeks away. Hard to believe for anyone who has followed the many ups-and-downs this production has gone through, and even after it was mostly finished, problems continued to threaten it being tossed in a garbage can somewhere. Of course, the biggest scandal of late has to do with star Ezra Miller and the many allegations that continue to dog them. While their future in James Gunn’s DCU remains uncertain, for director Andy Muschietti, there can be only one Flash.

Andy Muschietti along with his sister and producing partner Barbara Muschietti spoke on The Discourse podcast about The Flash and Ezra Miller in particular. While praising the actor to the moon, they also said that if there’s a sequel the only one they want Miller as Barry Allen. Nobody else can fill that role like he can.

“If [a sequel] happens, yes,” Andy Muschietti said about Miller returning as Flash. “I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did. The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it. And, as you said, the two Barrys – it feels like a character that was made for them.”

Barbara Muschietti added, “In principal photography, Ezra was brilliant and the most committed and the most professional [actor]. Ezra gave everything for this role – physically, creatively, emotionally. They were absolutely supreme.”

Any hope of Ezra returning will depend on how well the movie performs, but also fan reaction. Speaking with a lot of my friends, some of them have already set their minds against seeing the film because of the disturbing things Ezra has been accused of, and they are refusing to see all Warner Bros. projects, too. Others are more concerned about whether the movie is any good, so this could be interesting to see play out.

Early buzz on The Flash is that it’s really good, and Ezra is fantastic in it. We’ll find out when the film opens on June 16th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.