Actor Ezra Miller and their agent recently met with Pam Abdy and Michael De Luca, two executives at Warner Bros studios. According to a new report, the aim of the meeting was to quell worries about the upcoming “The Flash” movie, in which Miller stars as the main character.
The concerns about the film sprung from Miller’s incessant legal troubles. Over recent months, the actor has been arrested severally and accused by numerous people of aggressive behavior and abuse.
Miller, who uses the pronouns they/them, recently publicly apologized for their arrests and behavior, citing mental health issues. The apology came shortly after the studio revealed that it was considering final measures, such as scrapping Miller’s film.
Read on to find out more.
Ezra Miller Met With Warner Bros. Execs
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Wednesday, Miller and their CAA agent, Scott Metzger, went to Warner Bros headquarters for a meeting with two studios’ execs. De Luca and Abdy recently took over the studio’s film division and inherited, aside from “The Flash,” several other DC movies in the post-production stage.
At the meeting, Miller allegedly reiterated their apology to the studio for the negative attention from their legal troubles and scandals. The actor confirmed their dedication to getting professional care and getting “The Flash” ready for its set release date of June 23rd, 2023.
There is also speculation that the actor and execs also spoke about Miller’s future in the DC universe after this film. Both Warner Bros and Miller’s representatives refused to reveal any details of the meeting and declined to comment to The Hollywood Reporter.
Multiple Controversies Have Surrounded Ezra Miller
Over the past two years, Miller has gone from scandal to scandal in different parts of the world. This year, the actor was charged with felony burglary in Vermont after local police discovered that they had broken into a home after the owners went out and stole alcohol.
Before that, a video of Miller trended on social media, showing the “Fantastic Beasts” actor choking a woman outside a bar in Iceland. Then, during Miller’s vacation to Hawaii, they were arrested twice for harassment and disorderly conduct.
There was also a Rolling Stone investigation in June, which exposed several of Miller’s alleged crimes. It revealed that Miller illegally housed a young mother and her children on their home ranch. The same ranch also allegedly contained an unlicensed marijuana farm and strewn about guns and ammunition.
Warner Bros Was Considering Scrapping The Movie
According to several sources to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller had a change of heart after learning that Warner Bros was considering final options for “The Flash” if they couldn’t salvage its publicity. These options included terminating the $250 million film.
The actor reportedly didn’t care about the negative publicity but cared enough about their role and the film to get professional help. One source said, “They (Miller) care about The Flash. It’s one of their favorite characters to play.”
The studio had previously stated that they had reached out to Miller severally and offered professional help for their mental issues, but all efforts were rebuffed. Fans of the actor and studio are hopeful that things will take a turn for the better now.
The Film Is Still Set For Its Original Release Date
Miller’s meeting with Abdy and De Luca comes just as Warner Bros goes full steam with post-production work on “The Flash.” The studio’s CEO, David Zaslav, has maintained that the movie will be ready for its June 23rd release date.
Just this week, the studio announced that it had pushed back the release date for other DC movies, such as “Aquaman 2” and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Sources also revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that visual effects work on the film will likely be done by the end of this year.
After a long period of endless negative headlines about Miller and worry about “The Flash,” it’s good news that the movie is getting back on track. It recently received very high scores at test screenings, apparently some of the highest since Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies.
The news of the “The Flash” movie possibly getting back on course and Miller being on their best behavior by getting some help, will definitely allow fans of the popular superhero character to heave a sigh of relief for its future in the DC extended universe.