Fans were unhappy when DC announced a solo Flash movie starring Ezra Miller in the lead. Grant Gustin, who plays the character in the DC Comics TV universe on The CW, has opened up about the controversy and said he supports Miller.
Gustin tweeted: "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."
The actor continued: "Would I have liked playing 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."
The former Glee actor admitted that he liked a few posts supporting him to play Flash in the movie but he is strongly against "bashing" Ezra Miller. He wrote: "I 'liked' some tweets from fans who expressed their support of me and said they would've enjoyed seeing me in the movie. Nothing of anyone 'bashing' Ezra."
The 26-year-old actor said: "I condone that kind of behavior (specially on the internet) and I definitely don't partake. I can't wait to see all of the DC movies that are slated for the upcoming years. I am a fan and it will be awesome."
Previously, Miller also spoke about how his version of the Flash will differ from Gustin's. Miller told Entertainment Weekly: "Well, [first] it's going to be a movie. I'd like for it to be an exploration of a human being, a multi-dimensional human being, to speak." After a brief pause he added: "Wow, I just made such a pun, without meaning to!", referring to The Flash's parallel universe storyline in the comics.
Speaking about his version of Flash, the actor shared: "I'd like the character to have many dimensions. But really, I'd like him to have the usual dimensions we know and love, and then some extra ones that are part of the amazing consideration of this superhero. I hope to realize him as a person, and I think what's most exciting for me in superhero mythologies is when we feel the humanity of someone who is heroic — or the heroism of someone who is a flawed, deeply human person."