Right now, there seems to be a whole series of problems regarding Ezra Miller and his upcoming movie The Flash in 2023. One of the biggest deciding factors in this controversy is how Warner Bros. plans to market the movie if the actor isn’t recast. While June 2023 is still almost a year away, the uproar concerning the actor and his legal issues has only grown, and it now looks like DC is being pushed to act for the first time. Let’s take a deeper look at what the Miller scandal is all about, and what DC is doing to address it:
Everything to know about the Ezra Miller controversy:
Miller’s reputation has already been marred by drama and controversy before, so this isn’t the first time they’re having issues. While visiting a karaoke club in Hawaii, the actor was detained for disorderly conduct and harassment. A restraining order has also been issued against him by a couple on the same island after he swore to kill them both and reportedly stole from them. Furthermore, a source on the DC set stated that Miller had regular breakdowns while filming The Flash last year, describing the actor as “losing it.” Footage of the star choking a fan in Iceland had also surfaced in April 2020. They were stopped by a female fan who jokingly appeared to be fighting with the celebrity. “Oh, you wanna fight? That’s what you wanna do?” the actor responded, before seizing her by the throat and slamming her into the rear wall of a parked aisle truck.
Ezra Miller also drew a lot of attention earlier this year after uploading a violent Instagram video directed at the Ku Klux Klan’s North Carolina chapter. He informed the chapter members that if they didn’t murder themselves with their own weapons, “we’ll do it for you if that’s what you want.” Miller didn’t explain why they shared the now-deleted threatening video.
The upcoming Flash comic book:
The Flash, initially set to debut in November 2022, isn’t simply some long-awaited, random Barry Allen feature. It’ll also have Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and even Michael Shannon as Zod from Man of Steel in the DC Multiverse. A prologue comic named The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 will be released on September 13 to drum up interest in the film, and a special cover artwork for the comic, created by The Flash director Andy Muschietti, was just unveiled. The cover image, however, was received with much outrage in wake of Ezra Miller’s circumstances, prompting DC to apparently intervene.
Ezra Miller pulled out of The Flash cover:
The problematic cover for The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 has been withdrawn, according to Bleeding Cool, soon after the revelation of a new variant artwork. This is because the alternative cover depicts a nude Scarlet Speedster, who bears Ezra Miller’s appearance, straining to put on his outfit, which is a little uncomfortable given the actor’s recent arrests and claims. While Muschietti most likely sketched this design before Ezra Miller’s imprisonment, considering the present state of events, it meets the definition of terrible timing and judgment. It’s unclear now whether the comic, which has already been postponed until September, will be revised or even published at all at this point.