Warner Bros. Discovery has reportedly drawn up a list of options for how to approach the release of The Flash in the midst of controversies surrounding star Ezra Miller.
While recent reports have suggested The Flash is still set for an unencumbered release at Warner Bros. Discovery, regardless of allegations made against Ezra Miller and their recent arrests, the possibility of scrapping the film altogether is apparently on the table.
Should the release of The Flash go ahead, Warner Bros. Discovery is said to be considering either having Miller partake in an interview to explain their recent erratic behavior and then having minimal involvement in press for the film, or preventing Miller from taking part in any promotion for The Flash.
The Future Of The Flash In Question
During the ongoing spate of controversies surrounding Ezra Miller, fans have repeatedly suggested that Warner Bros. Discovery should either abandon the release of The Flash or recast the lead role.
Ezra Miller’s troubles with the law started in March this year, when they were arrested on disorderly conduct and harassment charges following an incident in a bar in Hawaii. Shortly after, they were arrested a second time following a second violent incident in Hawaii. They have since had at least one protection order filed against them and faced allegations of grooming and child endangerment.
As Miller’s erratic actions started after principal photography on the $200 million DC movie had wrapped, replacing the actor would have been a costly and unrealistic option for Warner Bros. Following the recent cancellation of Batgirl, the studio had surprisingly confirmed The Flash would still be released. Now it looks like this isn’t necessarily the case.
According to a new report from THR, Warner Bros. Discovery has laid out three options for the release of The Flash. Ezra Miller is apparently considering seeking out help following their recent behavior. Should they do so, they may give an interview explaining their recent actions and then partake in press for The Flash in a limited role.
Should Miller fail to seek out help, the film may still be released but with no involvement from the actor in promotional press. This option would also see the role recast in future projects. Finally, should Miller’s situation further deteriorate, The Flash‘s release may be scrapped entirely.
With less than a year to go until The Flash‘s scheduled release date, Warner Bros. Discovery will have to come to a decision within the next few months.
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 set for release on June 23, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Ezra Miller film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.