Ezra Miller, the poster boy for a certain type of smoldering and eccentric young actor, has been cast by Warner Bros. for their big screen adaptation of superhero The Flash, according to /Film. Miller is known for playing oddballs and outcasts in independent films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin, so this will be a big departure for the actor. The Flash will be released in 2018 and Miller, who used to be an opera singer, will also appear in the Justice League movies opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, essentially making his career the property of Warner Bros. for years to come. When we profiled Miller back in 2011, he had this to say about independent film:
Independent film is a great place for artists, at any stage of their careers, to work. It’s the realm in which the artist has the most power and the most freedom because they’re not under some sort of corporate or studio control. But certainly for a young artist, it’s often the only forum. Everything you do as a young and budding artist will be, in some way or another, independent. And then if you can be doing independent work that is subsidized in some way, that’s a huge, beautiful leap in and of itself.
Make of this what you will.