‘The Stand’: CBS’ Stephen King Adaptation Will Feature a ‘Justice League’ Star

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ezra Miller

The Stand, the upcoming TV adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 novel, simply added a Justice League star to its roster. The collection solid Ezra Miller in a top-secret position. Here’s what we find out about Miller becoming a member of the solid.

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Ezra Miller joins the solid of ‘The Stand’

Most of the solid of The Stand was introduced in 2019.  The collection stars Whoopi Goldberg, who famously donned her character, Mother Abigail’s white hair, whereas internet hosting The View final 12 months. And it additionally stars Alexander Skarsgård, Greg Kinnear, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, and Amber Heard.

But till now, showrunners had saved Ezra Miller’s position secret. In a current interview with EW, director Benjamin Cavell revealed the Justice League star would play the story’s unhinged pyromaniac, Trashcan Man.

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“It’s so different from any way that anyone has seen Erza before, and he’s so committed to it,” Cavell stated. “He’s an enormous fan of the ebook and had fallen in love with this character and needed to play it for a very long time.

“On our first call, he described Trash as ‘the embodiment of pyromania,’” he continued. “The only thing this guy was capable of, and the only area in life he was comfortable, were with  the explosives and instruments of fire and destruction.”

Trashcan Man is a pivotal character

In The Stand, Donald Elbert, aka Trashcan Man, is a pyromaniac who has hung out in an establishment for his schizophrenia and went to jail for arson. The novel tells a post-apocalyptic story a couple of lethal plague that worn out most of humanity, together with the jail guards who held Elbert captive. 

When he escapes jail and ventures out into this grim post-pandemic world, Trashcan Man goes on a fiery rampage, burning down whole cities and cities. He is then recruited by the Walking Man, aka Randal Flagg, an evil being who wages conflict in opposition to good. 

Flagg in the end makes Trashcan Man one in all his prime henchmen. But over time, he realizes the pyromaniac is loyal to nothing however his want to destroy. 

Ezra Miller wears solely underwear and tactical gear as Trashcan Man in ‘The Stand’

When speaking to EW, Cavell revealed that Trashcan Man’s costume in The Stand consists of solely underwear and tactical gear. “So he just kind of in underwear and combat boots … the character has to be right on the edge of over-the-top,” he defined. “But no matter how strangely he’s behaving there’s always this Ezra Miller soul as a twinkle coming through. I can’t say enough about how brilliant he is in it.”

In an electronic mail to the outlet, Miller — who’s at present filming Fantastic Beasts 3 — talked about Trashcan Man. And he revealed that he helped design the wardrobe to mirror the character’s way of thinking. 

“What excites me is the deception of behavior and appearances,” Miller wrote. “Trash is the underestimated and misinterpreted amongst us.”

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“‘Fireproof underwear’ were two of the first words out of my mouth in the first conceptual meeting,” he continued. “I was very interested in working directly with the wardrobe department in creating a look based entirely on the practical demands of the characters pyromania.”

“Trash wears nothing but what is necessary to craft incendiaries, ignite them, and get as close to the flames as possible — in order to revel in the fire.”

The Stand premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, Dec. 17.

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