From assault charges to grooming rumors to marijuana possession, Ezra Miller might be holding the record for the on-screen superhero with the most real-life controversies within a short amount of time. The actor who played The Flash in DC’s “Justice League” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is set to reprise their role in the upcoming film, “The Flash.“
Miller wowed fans with their performance in the hit films but has since been at the center of several controversies. Despite speculations that the scandals would affect their role in “The Flash,” the production company confirmed that the actor will star in the 2023 film.
The company’s new executives gave the film the go-ahead as Miller continues to “seek therapy” and stay on track. They also have plans for a sequel if “The Flash” is successful, including an already prepared script.
Keep reading to find out more.
There’s A Script For A Possible Sequel To ‘The Flash’ Movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DC and Warner Bros are eager to release “The Flash” and have already prepared a script for a possible sequel if the film turns out great. The production company is set to release the project on June 23rd of next year.
Per the outlet, the “Conjuring” and “Aquaman” writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick already made a script for the sequel. However, production will only start if “The Flash” gets a positive reception from fans.
This uncertainty with the movie’s future is a result of Miller’s several controversial issues in recent times, including pleading not guilty to a “felony count of burglary” on Monday. If convicted, they face over 20 years in jail which could permanently affect their career.
Ezra Miller Has Had Numerous Controversies This Year
On October 17th, the “Perks of a Wallflower” star appeared virtually at the Green Mountain State’s Superior Cour to deny a burglary charge relating to an August incident., They allegedly broke into their neighbor’s Stamford home and took some alcohol.
Per Deadline, the court charged them with a “felony count of burglary into an occupied dwelling” and the second charge of “petit larceny.” In March, the police department arrested Miller after using derogatory language at a bar and “agitating” the customers. Following this, a court charged them with harassment and disorderly conduct.
On April 19th, Miller got into another legal drama as they faced a second-degree assault charge in Hawaii after reportedly throwing a chair at a 26-year-old woman. Miller also faced minor issues after parents accused the actor of grooming and harassing their underage kids.
Due to their past allegations, some fans are upset that Warner Bros has decided to continue with the star’s role in the upcoming films. While agreeing with actress Issa Rae, who recently called out Miller, a fan tweeted, “Ezra Miller is just one of the thousands of white folks in Hollywood that is not being held accountable for the harm they cause.”
While they’re yet to give a statement, the company’s new set of executives could be responsible for the decision to go on with the actor.
Warner Bros’ Change In Executives Has Affected A Lot Of DC Movies
The 99-year-old company is currently going through some executive changes which may affect its upcoming films. The head of films, Walter Hamada, is ending his reign after four years as president and 15 years working for WB.
The producer has now handed things over to Michael De Luca, who gave the go-ahead for some upcoming films, including “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” “The Joker: Folie à Deux” and “The Flash.” While his decision to continue with “The Flash” concerned the public, Miller apologized for their past actions and promised to be better.
Ezra Miller Is Working With The Studio To Salvage What’s Left Of The Film
While they wait for “The Flash” to be released in cinemas, Miller regrets their past actions and is willing to be better. In August, they reportedly met with WB and their agent to apologize for affecting their reputation and bringing bad publicity to the company.
The “Fantastic Beasts” actor will also stay away from the spotlight until the film’s release. Per Variety, they also apologized to the public for their behavior and announced their intention to seek help for serious “mental issues.” Miller said, “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”