2:30 pm EDT, October 15, 2014

WB casts openly queer actor Ezra Miller for ‘The Flash’ film

Warner Bros. announced a massive list of new comic book movies to be released over the next six years, and revealed the casting of openly queer actor Ezra Miller as the star of The Flash solo film.

Warner Bros. have cast the first openly queer actor in a solo superhero film, as Ezra Miller will be playing Flash in the 2018 comic book adaptation of The Flash. It’s always a good sign to see studios making progress in Hollywood, and we’re very happy to see Miller getting a shot at a great role in The Flash film adaptation.

WB also revealed that there will be a solo Wonder Woman movie released in 2017, which will most likely be another first, making Gal Gadot the first female superhero to see the big screen since the superhero boom which started in the last 10 years. There were rumors that Sony was working on releasing Spider-Woman in 2017, but with their slow progress and Spider-Man delays, we imagine Wonder Woman will end up being the first.

Most fans know Ezra Miller from his incredible role as Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He did the impossible by standing out in a film which also starred Harry Potter mega-star Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.

Miller seems to have developed some solid acting chops, and being cast as Barry Allen in The Flash for Warner Bros.’ massive rollout of superhero films is certainly exciting. He will join the likes of Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, and more as WB releases nearly a dozen films over the next six years.

Another interesting note is that there will be two actors playing Flash at the same time, with Grant Gustin currently playing Flash on CW’s superhero show of the same name, which is showing promise in its first season so far. We imagine CW’s The Flash will be renewed for a second season, and if all goes well, it’ll be on its third or fourth season in 2018 when Ezra Miller is set to star in The Flash.

Miller seems like an incredible person, as well as a talented actor, and we look forward to seeing him star in Warner Bros. film adaptation of The Flash.

Edit: This article previously identified Miller as gay. He says he is queer.

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