The Flash star Ezra Miller’s future is “paused”…or is it?
Ever since the actor’s arrest, his future as the cinematic Fastest Man Alive has been in doubt. Further, conflicting reports on the final verdict have fans confused.
For those who are unaware of the situation, Ezra Miller was recently arrested in late March for disorderly conduct and harassment at a bar in Hawaii. Details of the incident reveal Miller had allegedly disrupted a woman’s karaoke performance and lunged at a man playing darts. A restraining order was also placed against Ezra after a couple claimed he made a death threat against them. This behavior follows an April 2020 incident prior to principal photography of The Flash. Miller reportedly had been witnessed grabbing a female fan by the throat in a bar in Iceland.
“The Flash” – Where Do Things Stand For The Film’s Release and Miller’s Future as Barry Allen?
A report from Rolling Stone suggested that the studio was “hitting pause” on future projects involving Miller and any future appearances of his Flash in other DC projects. This claim has also led to speculation of recasting Miller and reshooting the film. Further, it has started a movement to have Miller replaced with fan-favorite Grant Gustin from the hit CW TV series.
Prior to his arrest, Ezra made a cameo alongside Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman in the season finale of HBO’s Peacemaker.
However, new reports claim that the report is an exaggeration and that the meeting never took place. Based upon that claim, it would seem that Miller’s future is still up in the air.
The Flash is a loose adaptation of the Geoff-Johns-Andy Kubert miniseries “Flashpoint,” where Barry Allen makes the choice to go back in time to prevent his mother’s murder and inadvertently changes the timeline. Directed by Andy Muchschietti, Miller reprised the title role of Barry Allen from his 2016 Justice League debut. Joining him is fellow JL alum Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and the infamous Michael Keaton as the Tim Burton version of Batman post-time travel. There have even been rumors of reshoots featuring Henry Cavill returning as Superman prior to Barry altering the timeline.
Pending any confirmed change, the film is still scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2023.