The Flash: Michael Shannon Hypes Up Ezra Miller's Performance in DC Flick

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There is little doubt that Ezra Miller's legal disputes have overshadowed just about everything about The Flash. However, Michael Shannon is quick to defend his co-star and is hyping up Miller's performance in the upcoming DC flick.

Michael Shannon Hypes Up Ezra Miller's Performance In The Flash

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Michael Shannon recently spoke to Collider about his upcoming projects including the long-awaited The Flash. When asked what audiences should be most excited about in the film, the Bullet Train star didn't hesitate in praising Ezra Miller.

"Honestly, to me, it’s all about Ezra," Shannon said. "I just think Ezra is a fascinating performer and actor. I can’t wait to see this performance."

"It’s a huge challenge," he added. "I don’t wanna give anything away, but what Ezra has to do in this movie is pretty crazy, and I think [they’re] up for the task."

Shannon continued, "I know a lot of times, with movies like this, people are excited about the big set pieces or the effects, but for me, it’s always about performance."

"I don’t care whether it’s an Ingmar Bergman film or the Avengers. It’s always about performance," he concluded.

Although Michael Shannon was clearly impressed with Ezra Miller, he isn't particularly fond of the new version of General Zod that he plays in the movie.

"I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't quite satisfying for me, as an actor," Shannon said. "These multiverse movies are like somebody playing with action figures."

"It's like, 'Here's this person. Here's that person. And they're fighting!' It's not quite the in-depth character study situation that I honestly felt Man of Steel was," he added.

"Whether people think that's crazy or not, I don't even care," Shannon concluded.

The Flash also stars Sasha Calle, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton.

The DC flick will finally hit theaters on June 16, 2023.

Related: Michael Shannon Preferred Working on Man of Steel to The Flash

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