The Flash has long been anticipated to dash onto the big screens for decades, and Ezra Miller brought the iconic speedster to life in the 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film.
Since then, appearances on the botched Justice League film, a cameo in the CW crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and Peacemaker have made fans eager to see the Flash movie.
Although production was initially wrapped in 2021, scheduling conflicts have caused delays until 2023. However, it seems like the Flash movie may be Ezra Miller’s last outing as the speedster.
In 2020, a video surfaced of Miller choking a woman and this year, they were arrested twice in Hawaii. For the former, Warner Bros. had no comment about the event, and they resumed the project. However, the troubles didn’t end there, as this month saw Miller accused of grooming a 12-year-old and harassing a mother and her child.
Although Warner Bros. has yet to address the situation, a report from Deadline says that the studio has no plans of involving the actor in other DC projects after the 2023 film.
“There is no winning in this for Warner Bros. This is an inherited problem for Zaslav,” wrote Deadline. “The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released and hope for the best to turn out.”
David Zaslav, the president and CEO of Warner Bros, initially planned to turn DC into a powerhouse that could rival Marvel, and Miller’s behaviors have not been helping the case.
Instead, reports are circulating that Zaslav is hoping the scandals don’t blow up more than they already have long enough to have The Flash premiere in theaters in June 2023.
It remains unclear if Warner Bros. will replace Miller, put all Flash-related projects on hold, or restart the entire DC Extended Universe.
With his behind-the-camera antics, Miller may leave the studio with no choice but to explore other avenues. However, despite the support the Flash actor is getting, it is undeniable that their career will no longer be the same.