When a bunch of grizzled grumps like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman team up to save the world, someone’s gotta lighten up the mood. That’s where the Flash makes his mark in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie coming next November.
Accompanying a new photo that showcases Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash in probably the brightest hue ever used in Snyder’s bleak universe, Ezra Miller describes the interpersonal dynamic between his youthful Barry Allen and the rest of his superhero colleagues. Keep in mind we’re looking at an Amazonian warrior princess and a vengeful, vigilante billionaire with parental issues.
“Flash is Ringo Starr,” says Miller, referencing the D-stringer of the Beatles. “He annoys everybody, but he doesn’t have any specific beef with anyone.”
Miller uses family metaphors to describe his dysfunctional unit: “Uncle Fish Curry is very grumpy,” Miller says of Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, who has the power to control the seas.
Of Batman, he’s the “dad” who “gets grumpy too,” while “Wonder Woman is very considerate, so even though she’s annoyed with the Flash, shes still very compassionate.” So if Aquaman is the moody uncle and Batman is the moody dad, will Superman be the moody big brother?
A lot of Miller’s descriptions, although vague, may remind DC fans of Wally West who played a similar comedic relief role in the popular Justice League cartoon in the mid-2000s. He’s also a different Barry Allen than Grant Gustin’s interpretation on CW’s The Flash, which is currently on winter hiatus. On the TV show, Barry Allen is portrayed as an endearingly likable, scatterbrained go-getter who feels more than he thinks, but as a forensic scientist, he’s also very bookish.
In the San Diego Comic-Con preview, Miller’s Barry is more of a snarky genius with his own “lair” where he watches Rick and Morty.
Check out the brightest Justice League image we’ll probably ever see below.
Justice League will be released November 17, 2017.