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After Ezra Miller’s Flash and Amber Heard’s Mera, DC in Fresh New Controversy as Green Lantern Crudely Mocks Mexicans, Supports Stereotypes

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Since the splitting reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the studio was already concerned with the direction that the DC Extended Universe was taking. Now Ezra Miller and Amber Heard are further complicating situations related to casting and continuity.

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Ezra Miller in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

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The studio has already unofficially booted Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as Superman and Batman, after the overall failure that was Justice League in 2016. Even the Snyder Cut didn’t seem to satisfy the studio, despite its strong reception by fans and critics alike.

How Ezra Miller and Amber Heard became the villains

Even though fans weren’t too excited about Ezra Miller portraying the Flash, many have warmed up to his performance. But the actor has been mired in controversies, including a burglary charge, harassment allegations, and even a strangling incident, causing many fans to ask for him to be fired.

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Emilia Clarke was a fan favorite to replace Amber Heard as Mera.

Amber Heard on the other hand played Mera in Aquaman in 2018. While the case of Amber Heard is far more complicated, rumors suggest she’s already been shown the door. She had accused Fantastic Beasts actor Johnny Depp of domestic violence and many more crimes since 2016.

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These allegations led to him losing many acting roles, including the one in Fantastic Beasts. But after Johnny Depp won the defamation case proving her claims to be wrong, fans are asking for Amber Heard to be fired and recast now.

DC messes up again?

On its more artistic and experimental side, DC has been very successful in the comics business with the New 52 and Rebirth. But the company is facing backlash for controversial comic book covers. which were intended to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, but have been deemed insensitive.

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Kyle Rayner in the DC comics.

In a bid to celebrate the month, they concentrate on Hispanic food to highlight their culture. The one that has generated the most controversy is the cover of Titans United Bloodpact. The cover shows Green Lantern Kyle Rayner posing with a flag made from his ring while holding a bag of tamales in another.

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The cover is a variation of the one done by Jorge Molina, who based it on a painting by Jorge González Camarena, called La Patria. He further stated that the cover was unpublished because of some legal issues and has surprised him as to how it got published anyway.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.