After years of hard work flash The Andy Muschietti blockbuster finally hits theaters in June 2023 after its latest delay. The latest hurdle facing the Speedster franchise comes from titular star Ezra Miller, who was recently arrested for harassment in Hawaii and faces restraining orders from a couple who claim they posed a threat to them.
Miller has been the subject of many controversies in recent years, starting in April 2020 when a viral video went viral showing the actor strangling a fan outside a bar in Iceland. The actor even threw death threats at the Carolina chapter of the KKK on social media earlier this year.
With Miller proving to be a PR nightmare for Warner Bros., many wondered if the studio would take action against them, or even cut ties entirely.The movie giant had previously removed Johnny Depp from its Fantastic Beasts Franchise due to domestic abuse allegations against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
as Miller’s DC and Fantastic Beasts Fate continues to hang in the balance, with Warner Bros. reportedly holding an emergency meeting to discuss the actor’s future.
The Uncertain Future of Ezra Miller’s The Flash
in the posted video YouTubefilm industry insider John Campea reports that Warner Bros. is discussing options for the future of Ezra Miller’s The Flash following the recent controversy surrounding the actor’s behavior.
Campea said he reached out to a Warner Bros. source after news of Miller’s arrest to ask if it planned to resolve the situation, take any action, or part ways with Miller.The popular YouTuber received a somewhat cryptic response, saying “They are discussing options” For how to handle this situation:
“When something happened last week or earlier this week about Ezra Miller, I wrote to people I knew at Warner Bros… and said, ‘Hey, look, Warners are going to take this Any action? Are they going to fix it this time? Is it possible that you guys part ways with Ezra Miller? And all that stuff…I really don’t want to hear anything back. And then…last night I got a bit of a mystery response, but said ‘they are discussing options.'”
Campea quickly clarified that “Discussing options can mean a lot of things,” From replacing Miller to taking no action “Discuss how to rotate:”
“Now, before we exaggerate this statement, I want to remind everyone that discussing options can mean a lot of things. It could mean…” We have decided to get rid of Ezra Miller and we are currently looking at the best way to do this a little. “Okay, sure. That’s one way you look at it, but it could also mean that they decide to do nothing about it, they’re just talking about how to spin it.”
according to Rolling Stones, Warner Bros. and DC held an emergency meeting on March 30 to discuss Ezra Miller’s future at the studio. Their sources said the general consensus at the meeting was to stop future projects with Miller, including any appearances in Washington, D.C.
Another source claims that the Flash actor “Crash often” On last year’s DC set, Miller was described as “Lost it.” The insider went on to say “Ezra would have an idea in his head and say, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing.'”
What will Warner Bros. do with Ezra Miller?
Ezra Miller has recently been embroiled in a string of controversies after a harassment arrest and other legal issues in Hawaii. Back in 2020, a viral clip described Miller suffocating a female fan in a bar in Iceland.
With the long-awaited release flash Just around the corner, Miller has become a publicity burden for Warner Bros., which it might consider exiting.The studio will have a hard time dealing with the fallout of parting ways with the controversial star due to their heavy involvement in the DCEU and Fantastic Beasts Franchise.
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If Warner Bros. would replace Depp Fantastic Beasts Franchise, they might do the same with Miller in the wizarding world and the DCEU world. But if Ezra Miller’s Flash is removed from DC’s Cinematic Universe, how will the studio handle the decision?
flash A new DCEU has been established using the multiverse, with Michael Keaton returning to the Batman role in place of Ben Affleck. With the blockbuster’s release date recently shifted to June 2023, Warner Bros. has plenty of time to reshoot the finale and replace Miller with a new cast.
Studios could also simply choose to recast actors for future films without acknowledging the change in appearance. Ezra Miller was never a popular choice for the role, so there’s unlikely to be much resistance. DC could even bring Grant Gustin’s TV Flash to the big screen, something many have been calling for in recent years.
But Barry Allen wasn’t the only one to take the Flash mantle over the years, Jay Garrick and Wally West were two other famous speeders. From a story perspective, the easiest option would be to bring in one of the two as the other Flash, and just drop Allen altogether.
This all assumes that Warner Bros. wants to remove Miller.After all, Amber Heard Aquaman 2 Despite persistent calls to replace her, Miller’s arrest and charges made the situation infinitely more complicated.
John Campea makes it clear that the studio is still “Discussion Options” This can mean a lot of things about how to deal with backlash. Warner Bros. may just be looking for a way to turn things around in the public eye, or maybe even ignore it entirely. Only time will tell.
flash Released on June 23, 2023.