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Ezra Miller Explains The Flash Speed Force

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:42

Ezra Miller offers his thoughts on what the Speed Force means to his Flash as well as himself.

While doing press for his latest movie Fantastic Beasts, Ezra Miller's comments on the Speed Force include references to American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, Star Wars and Albert Einstein.

"Martha Graham. One of my greatest inspirations said in a series and a quote, 'There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening.' And for me the idea of a quickening, the idea that whole universe as we know it is essentially this composition of things at different speeds, is an interesting idea; so the Speed Force being like 'The Force' in the sense that it's a dimensional reality that is manipulating others. Almost like a gravitational wave manipulates space-time -- as has just been proven in Eisenstein's Relativity by the LIGO experiments. That's what is interesting for my Barry Allen. For me what becomes interesting is the human being who is suddenly coming into contact and rapidly starting to merge with this force, and what that is for a human being."

For reference, here is the full quote from Martha Graham: 

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,
 and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. 
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. 
The world will not have it. 
It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. 
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. 
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. 
You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU. 
Keep the channel open.”

Ezra Miller appears next in Zack Snyder's Justice League, out November 17, 2017, followed by the standalone The Flash movie, which opens March 16, 2018.