After a series of arrests and alleged child grooming, Ezra Miller WILL NOT be returning as The Flash in future DCEU films.
Miller was arrested in Hawaii twice in 2022 with charges of second-degree assault. More headlines have surfaced since then, first when the parents of an 18-year-old filed paperwork asking a judge to issue an order of protection against the actor on behalf of their child.
But according to a source in Variety, Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, is “barreling ahead” with The Flash and plans on giving the superhero film the “full blockbuster treatment,” despite the news Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle that Miller has been grooming their 18-year-old daughter, environmental activist Tokata Iron Eyes, since the age of 12 (when Miller was 23).
Not exactly the actions of a superhero.
WB, who has had a troubling time trying to get the Flash film made (constantly changing directors and writers) have said it would be far too costly at this point to reshoot the film with a different actor.
In a recent report by Deadline, insiders say that the studio has tried getting help for Miller, but as the headlines continue to pile up, it appears that Miller does not fit in with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s plans for the DCEU. Regardless of how the current situation with Miller turns out, it appears that he has no future in the DCEU.
The Flash is set to arrive in theaters on June 23, 2023. The film sees Ezra Miller reprising the role of Barry Allen from Justice League and will be joined by Sasha Callie as Supergirl and Michael Keaton making his grand return as Batman 31 years after his last appearance in Batman Returns.