Last October, Warner Bros. announced that Ezra Miller would play The Flash in Zack Snyder’s DC Universe. He’ll join Batman, Superman, and the rest of the gang in Justice League: Part 1 in November 2017, before starring in his very own movie in March 2018. Miller is also rumored to have a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

MTV caught up with Miller at the Sundance Film Festival to get his thoughts on his big new role. He told a story about being in Costa Rica when he got an unexpected call from Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder:

“I get this call and I’m thinking, ‘This is really weird,'” he said, explaining that he was completely unaware at the time that he even had cell phone service in Costa Rica. It turns out the call was from his agent, who was on the other line with someone who needed to speak with Miller in a flash, about “The Flash.”

“He says, ‘I have Zack Snyder on the phone, and he wants to talk to you about this DC Universe thing,'” Miller recalled. “And so [Snyder] got on the phone, and he’s just gung ho. He’s in it. He’s completely involved. And he starts talking about how I’m going to play The Flash. And I was just in this state of shock and disbelief.”

Miller joked that he hasn’t been doing any running yet to prepare for the role of The Flash. “I’m not running yet,” he said. “Right now, I’m still in the stretching phase. I want to stretch for a while.”

SOURCE: MTV (via Superhero News)