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The Flash: WB ‘Pauses Ezra Miller’s DCEU Future Due to Violent Behavior

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and The Flash star Ezra Miller might not have a stable future in the Wizarding World or the DCEU as Warner Bros. executives have recently met over Miller’s violent behavior repeatedly.

As reported by Rolling Stone, WB execs did hold an emergency meeting on 30th March to discuss the arrest of Miller and his repeated violent actions, which have caused him problems. According to the outlet, “the consensus in the room was to hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Cinematic Universe.” The last-minute meeting took place after a couple of incidents took place while Miller was in Hawaii.

Ezra Miller Was Recently Arrested In Hawaii

The Flash star Ezra Miller
The Flash star Ezra Miller has had issues regarding his violent behavior

Miller was arrested on March 28 on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment in Hawaii after the actor met with an altercation with a couple of bar patrons.  As per a report that was filed by the Hawai’i Police Department, Miller was present at a bar while yelling obscenities at the visitors singing karaoke. After this, they “grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke (disorderly conduct offense) and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts (harassment offense). The bar owner then asked Ezra Miller to calm down several times to no avail.” Miller’s bail was initially set at $500, which the actor paid before he was released.

After they got released on bail, a couple whom Miller was staying with filed a restraining order against the actor on March 29 for threatening to kill the couple. The couple went on to issue a petition for a restraining order for the actor, claiming that Miller had threatened to end their life and even stole the woman’s passport and wallet (of the man), which also included a social security card, bank cards, and a driver’s license. As per the court document, Miller had “burst” into the couple’s bedroom, shouting, “I will bury you and your slut wife.” After this, a judge ended up granting a temporary restraining order and is even considering an extension to the same.

Ezra Miller Has Had A History Of Assaults

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller in 2020

However, these two incidents aren’t the only ones as Miller was earlier filmed choking a woman in 2020. In April of the same year, a video surfaced online showcasing the Justice League star hitting a woman at a bar in Iceland. The video also showed Miller talking to a fan before he got approached by the woman, who seemingly joked about having a fight. Miller responded, “Oh, you wanna fight? That’s what you wanna do?” before he grabbed her by the throat. The actor went on to throw the woman down to the floor with her hands tied around her neck – and this was when the person who was filming the entire scene tried to intervene and thereby end the recording.

This video resulted in an immediate backlash, which included comments from former Flash director John Francis Daley, who hinted that this behavior was something new. The director wrote “Creative differences” on social media in response to the video. Daley was one of the many directors who were attached to The Flash over its troubled development. Daley left the project, alongside co-director Jonathan Goldstein, based on creative differences with Ezra Miller. Despite the backlash and the footage, Warner Bros. did not remove Miller from their upcoming movies with them at that time.

Warner Bros. is yet to make an official statement regarding any of these past or present incidents that involve Miller or their future with them. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is soon to hit the theaters on April 15, 2022. The Flash is currently slated for a release on June 23, 2023.

 

Source: Rolling Stone

 

Written by Ryan Lee