Entertainment Weekly revealed an exclusive look today at a newly announced addition to The Stand’s cast. Justice League star Ezra Miller will be playing the part of Trashcan Man in the latest adaptation of the 1978 Stephen King novel.
“It’s so different from any way that anyone has seen Erza before, and he’s so committed to it,” says show creator Benjamin Cavell. “He’s a huge fan of the book and had fallen in love with this character and wanted to play it for a long time. On our first call, he described Trash as ‘the embodiment of pyromania.’ 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.”
Thank god… Marilyn Manson ISN’T Trashcan Man in The Stand, it’s Ezra Miller pic.twitter.com/Ij5LUZnOI2
— Cooper S. Beckett (@CooperSBeckett) November 18, 2020
Before this reveal, there was speculation that Marilyn Manson would be playing the part of Trashcan Man, a part originally made famous by esteemed sci-fi actor Matt Frewer in the 1994 mini-series version.
Miller told EW that he’s excited to play the role of the crazed pyromaniac for many reason, but he was particularly pleased by the character’s outfit. “‘Fireproof underwear’ were two of the first words out of my mouth in the first conceptual meeting,” Miller wrote in an email to EW. “I was very interested in working directly with the wardrobe department in creating a look based entirely on the practical demands of the character’s 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.”
Aside from playing The Flash in Justice League, Suicide Squad, Batman vs. Superman, and Arrow, Miller is also well-known for his roles as Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts movies.
Other previously announced cast members include Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abigail, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman.
The Stand will premiere on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17.