Ezra Miller talks being cast as The Flash

Though he's mostly stuck to intimate indie films so far, Ezra Miller will soon be breaking into comic-book movies as speedy superhero The Flash, and he spoke to MTV this week about how he landed the role.

Best known for his roles in We Need To Talk About Kevin and Perks Of Being A Wallflower, the 22-year-old actor talked to MTV about receiving a phone call from Zack Snyder after landing the role.

“I pick it up and [my agent’s] like, ‘Listen I have Zack Snyder on the phone, I gotta put you through he wants to talk to you about this DC Universe thing,’ and I was like, ‘What?!’” Ezra laughs.

“And then he got on the phone and you know Zack, he’s just gung-ho, he’s in it, he’s completely involved so he just starts talking about how I’m going to play The Flash. And I was just in sort of a state of shock and disbelief.”

Though Miller isn't expected to appear as The Flash in next year's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, he should turn up in the two-part Justice League movie in 2017, plus his own solo outing as The Flash in 2018.

The latter is yet to find a director or writer, though it seems likely that Snyder will oversee the film in some capacity.

The movie version of The Flash isn't expected to have anything to do with the same-named TV series, which is currently airing on The CW in the US.