In this day and age, nothing escapes the glare of the public. Just ask Ezra Miller, who knows this as well as anyone. Batman-News reports that a video has emerged online to show the 24-year old Flash actor regretfully turning away a fan who asked him to sign a Marvel comic book. Something that is a big no no for his contract and the image of the competing studio.
The footage is suggested to have been shot at the U.K. premiere for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise where Miller has a role. He tried his best to let the fan know that he was under strict instructions. But would be willing to accommodate putting his name to anything else.
Reluctant Miller Very Apologetic To Request
In one of the more polite turndowns seen in public, Miller knew he could not facilitate the request. But was as polite as could be expected.
“You understand why I can’t sign that, right?” he asked. “Find me something else, I’ll sign it. It’s so obvious that I can’t sign (that Marvel comic). I’m sorry."
Quizzed as to whether Justice League was part of the Marvel world, Miller told him in no uncertain terms he was off the mark.
“No, it’s DC," he explained bluntly. "They’re competing comic book houses. I’m so sorry, I really can’t (sign that). I’m dead sure.”
Irish GOT Actor Joins DC As Steppenwolf
Den Of Geek reports that said Justice League feature has cast Game of Thrones actor Ciaran Hinds to play the demonstrative villain Steppenwolf for the ensemble picture. The 63-year old from Belfast made a splash on the small screen with the cult hit series and now gets a big role in the superhero universe to take on Ben Affleck and his collection of good guys.
Steppenwolf is a powerful warrior from Apokolips who wields an energy axe. From the images we've seen, he looks pretty damn imposing. The villain was hinted at indirectly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via his cousin Darkseid, so it will be interesting to see how they tie that narrative in.