Following Ezra Miller’s recent arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment, Warner Bros. execs have decided to pause any future projects involving the star of The Flash.
Executives from Warner Bros. and DC held an emergency meeting in the wake of the news of Miller’s arrest to discuss the actor’s future with them. At the meeting, the decision was reached to put any projects involving Ezra Miller, who plays Barry Allan/the Flash in the DCEU, on hold for the time being. While Miller’s long-term future with the company is currently unclear, this decision means they are unlikely to be seen in any DC projects currently in the works, after next year’s The Flash.
With a major merger underway between WarnerMedia and Discovery, it is understood that no decisions are being made on tentpole Warner Bros. projects until after the deal is complete. This is likely to further delay any difficult decisions on potential sequels to The Flash.
An insider has expressed concern over Ezra Miller’s conduct while filming The Flash, stressing that the actor did not become violent or raise their voice with other members of the production, but was prone to “frequent meltdowns.” The insider spoke about Miller “losing it,” saying “Ezra would get a thought in [their] head and say, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing.'”
Miller was arrested at the end of last month in Hawaii. According to the police report, they became agitated with patrons singing karaoke in a bar, grabbing a microphone from one woman and lunging at a man. Subsequently, a couple with whom Miller was staying in Hawaii filed a restraining order against the Flash actor, whom they claimed threatened and stole from them.
In addition to The Flash, Miller also appears in Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which releases this month.
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.
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Source: Rolling Stone