Warner Bros. Discovery’s potential scrapping of The Flash movie was a massive “wake-up call” for Ezra Miller to seek treatment.
The current reputation over at DC Films right now is quite rocky to say the least. While the brand has been able to celebrate some critical and commercial successes thanks to releases such as The Batman and Peacemaker among others, negative press surrounding some drama behind-the-scenes has continued to make the rounds online. One of the most controversial elements of the behind-the-scenes issues revolve around The Flash, particularly with its star Ezra Miller.
Ezra Miller has been making headlines this year for their erratic behavior, which includes two arrests in Hawaii and a felony burglary charge for alleged breaking and entering among other issues. Following a heavily-publicized pattern of problematic behavior, the actor recently released a statement that they were seeking treatment due to “complex mental health issues,” and also had a meeting with Warner Bros. to apologize for themself bringing negative PR to the upcoming film The Flash, which had its upcoming release was at risk.
The embattled actor seeks help.
According to an expose on Vanity Fair, which spoke to numerous individuals that have crossed paths with Ezra Miller over the years and has dealt with some of their behavior amidst their mental health crisis. The actor’s representative released the following statement, claiming that The Flash was at the center of what pushed them to receive treatment:
“The notion that The Flash was at risk was a wake-up call.”
Vanity Fair also reports that following Ezra Miller’s meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery to express a renewed commitment to The Flash, they have also been working with producers to work on additional photography for the upcoming film, which co-producer Barbara Muschietti recently shared was near completion.
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 DCEU. 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 set for release on June 23, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the film, and updates regarding Ezra Miller, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Vanity Fair