Trouble never seems to stay far from Warner Bros. as the studio house got a shocking blow recently. When everything had finally started working for the DCEU, actor Ezra Miller was arrested earlier this week for physical assault. Miller, who plays Barry Allen/The Flash in the DCEU has been in the news for his erratic and dangerous behavior in the past.
Having made his debut as the Scarlet Speedster in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor reprised his role in Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), and most recently made a cameo in Peacemaker. Ezra Miller will also make his first solo outing as the speedster in the upcoming The Flash which is scheduled to release on November 4, 2022. However, with his arrest, it makes a lot of sense to bring back Grant Gustin from CW’s series to be the main Flash in the movies.
Ezra Miller’s Arrest – Everything That Happened
Earlier in 2020, Ezra Miller’s shocking video of choking a fan in Reyjkavik, Iceland had emerged to the dismay of many fans. Recently, the Fantastic Beasts actor had also sent a cryptic message to the infamous Ku Klux Klan. However, the actor took things too far when he threatened to burn a couple in Hawaii, leading to a restraining order and subsequent arrest.
Miller’s arrest has led to an emergency meeting in Warner Bros. as the studio house has halted all future projects and public appearances involving the actor. As a result, the future of The Flash movie is now uncertain. Moreover, an insider source has also revealed that the actor had frequent meltdowns on the set of the movie while displaying erratic and extreme behavior patterns.
Why Grant Gustin Should Replace Ezra Miller As The Main Flash
Considering the widespread public outrage regarding the physical assault that happened during the Oscars leading to Will Smith’s resignation from the Academy, it is highly likely that Warner Bros. will sever all deals with Ezra Miller if the news picks up more steam. As a result, the future of the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen will once again be pushed back several years. But alternatively, the studio can replace Miller with Grant Gustin, the fan-favorite actor from CW’s The Flash.
Though it’s worth noting that the quality of the series has dropped drastically over the years, Grant Gustin’s portrayal of Barry Allen has struck a chord with the fans. After playing the role for nearly eight years, Gustin is prime to take the role to the big screen, replacing Ezra Miller. Moreover, with a tight script and better production value, most fans think that Grant Gustin can nail the character on the big screen and become the main Flash in the DCEU.
How Should Grant Gustin Replace Ezra Miller In The DCEU
As the DCEU will explore the multiverse in the upcoming The Flash movie, the opportunities are endless for Warner Bros. to replace Miller with Gustin. Also, the mysterious Speed Force can be twisted to bring CW’s Scarlet Speedster into the movies, albeit with a strong script that can gel well with both the movie and the show.
Interestingly, Ezra Miller’s Flash had also made a cameo in the series where he met Grant Gustin’s Flash in an awkward yet enjoyable moment. With multiple Barry Allens in the continuity, it will make more sense to replace Ezra Miller with Grant Gustin to keep the show going.
The Flash is scheduled to release on November 4, 2022.