Warner Bros really wants to bring The flash to the big screen and after delays and changes, and after the movie comes out, the company has reportedly decided to move forward with the franchise without protagonist Ezra Miller.
Two months ago, Miller hit the headlines for throwing a chair at a woman in Hawaii. This was not the first act of violence in which the actor was involved. Recently, the actor, who identifies as non-binary, shared a barrage of memes in response to grooming allegations and later deleted his Instagram account.
On Saturday, the direct reported that the release of The flash has been postponed to June 2023. But when the movie comes out, it will be the last time the Justice League actor plays Barry Allen.
According to DeadlineWarner Bros, the production label behind the upcoming film, has decided to discontinue Miller’s Flash in the DC Universe, following its release next year. A source close to the production house told the publication that even if no more allegations come online, the studio won’t keep Miller close for further films. The issue of Barry Allen’s recast for the 2023 film is still dubious due to the $200 million investment already made.
The source also said that Warner Bros. CEO. Discovery, David Zaslav, hopes the Miller scandal will stay under the radar until the film premieres in theaters. It’s still unclear whether this means the company will replace Miller or stop all Flash-related projects.
Miller also plays Credence, aka Aurelius Dumbledore, in the Fantastic Beasts franchise based on books written by JK Rowling.