For Ezra Miller, it seems like there is a price to civilization after all, and that amounts to roughly $200 million. The Warner Bros. actor who rose to early fame met an equally early downfall as they stumbled through months of negative publicity following their violent behavior marked by erratic and public outbursts. The actor, placated for the moment, has owned up to their actions leading up to this point and is currently reported to be undergoing treatment for their “complex mental health issues.”
Ezra Miller Sits Down With the WB Executives
In an unexpected turn of events, Ezra Miller has finally decided to come out of their Vermont refuge to sit down for a discussion with Warner Bros. Pictures’ co-chairpersons and CEOs, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy regarding the future of The Flash. First awarded the role in director Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Miller perfectly personified the quirky, fast-paced, and quick-witted character of DC superhero Barry Allen aka the Flash.
Following up with an equally impressive performance in Justice League, the actor simultaneously racked up a resume working on the Fantastic Beasts franchise as the troubled wizard and Obscurial, Credence Barebone. It was around the time of the franchise’s third film shooting that Miller began exhibiting spontaneous volatile behavior. After two years of incidents, the actor finally reconciled with their actions saying,
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.
I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
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Warner Bros. Finally Gets Through to Ezra Miller
In light of recent events and the vast scales of shifting change wrought on by the new head of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, the future of DC is really a sensitive subject for the fandom as well as the personnel who have worked on the numerous projects affected by the change. After the sudden scrapping of HBO Max’s Batgirl, a move that was unforeseen and shocking, the rest of the industry looks on as Zaslav gradually and steadfastly restructures the entirety of WB.
Among the projects that were promised to be kept on the roster for release was Ezra Miller’s The Flash. In recent statements released by a source associated with the studio, it was revealed that Miller’s attention snagged when news of De Luca and Abdy taking over from Toby Emmerich reached their ears. With the restructuring underway, the 29-year-old actor did not want to lose The Flash to an unwarranted fate like Batgirl and had consequently offered to rehabilitate themselves starting with the apology released via representatives to Variety. Apparently, “[The Flash] is one of their favorite characters to play.”
The Flash is scheduled for global theatrical release on 23 June 2023 and is showing an impressive early test screening response.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter