NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Ezra Miller says he remains optimistic about The Flash, even though director Rick Famuyiwa recently left the eagerly awaited project.
Asked at a round-table interview with reporters Monday how the change at the film's helm impacts his schedule, Miller replied, "It gives me a little time."
Pressed to divulge whether the superhero picture is expected to retain its anticipated release date of March 16, 2018, Miller confessed: "I'm honestly the worst person to ask. I'm terrible at keeping track of dates and numbers, but I know that we're still going pretty soon; probably will start this year.
"But it did mean that I have time to finish the fourth, studio album I'm making with my band and write another album I'm making on my own, which I hope to record in two months and to devote as much time and energy as I can to stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is a movement I've been involved in for 10 months," Miller explained.
So, how does he feel about Famuyiwa's exit?
"Oh, sad, but understanding that these processes are complex. And that, from the media perspective, which is sort of removed from afar, these things can feel, I don't know, personal or dramatic. But this is, in fact, the process that films oftentimes go through. Teams get shuffled around on productions a lot. We hear about it when it's someone like an actor or director, but films are huge collaborations with sort of so many artists at once and it's people working together to try and find the best way forward and, so, I trust in those mysterious processes and would encourage other people to," he laughed.
The 24-year-old actor declined to reveal details regarding whether the movie will be an origins tale or will pick up after the story lines of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League, in which his character appears.
He will be seen next week in the latest installment of the Wizarding World film franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.