The Flash star Ezra Miller is unlikely to return to DCEU after the film’s release regardless of whether or not more allegations surface.
Ever since late March, The Flash star Ezra Miller has been making headlines. Unfortunately, it’s not for their acting abilities. Miller, who has been part of the DCEU as Barry Allen ever since their small appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and has made appearances in Suicide Squad, both cuts of Justice League, and the HBO Max original series Peacemaker has been arrested twice in Hawaii, and also been subject to a myriad of other legal issues that include accusations of grooming and harassment.
This is clearly something that new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is not pleased to deal with. Given that Zaslav has ambitious plans for the future of DC, especially with films in the DCEU to truly stand toe-to-toe with Marvel Studios, having Ezra Miller, the main star as The Flash continue to be embroiled in such public controversies is a nightmare. According to Deadline, a studio source told them the following:
“There is no winning in this for Warner Bros. This is an inherited problem for Zaslav. 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.”
Ezra Miller may part ways with the DCEU
Reportedly, sources claim that even if more Ezra Miller controversies don’t arise, Warner Bros. Discovery is unlikely to keep them as the star of The Flash sequels and other DCEU projects. This hints at plans to move on from the actor and potentially replace them.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.
The Flash is currently due to open on June 23, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of Ezra Miller in the DCEU, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!