As “The Flash” star Ezra Miller’s personal demeanor grows more bizarre and dangerous, her film career fades into oblivion. After multiple arrests in early 2022, Warner Bros. and DC Films called an emergency executive meeting in April to determine Miller’s fate with the “Flash” franchise, according to Rolling Stone. At the time, WB decided to still release The Flash as planned in 2023, with no plans to continue working with Miller.
Since then, the actor has only added to her personal troubles. Miller was accused of grooming a minor in June. According to TMZ, Miller also faced a Variety article that month detailing two women’s allegations of violent and frightening behavior. Meanwhile, Miller disappeared, only reappearing to delete his Instagram account in mid-June after making some eerily cryptic posts via comic book.
When Insider reported in August that Miller was carrying guns and bulletproof body armor everywhere, the question arose again: will Warner Bros. really release Miller’s version of The Flash?
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Warner Bros. Discovery recently launched several projects in its pipeline, but surprisingly, Ezra Miller’s The Flash isn’t one of them. During a second-quarter earnings call on Aug. 4, President and CEO David Zaslav appeared to confirm that the upcoming blockbuster about the speedster superhero is still slated for a wide release, according to Variety. Saying that Warner Bros. Discovery officials have seen “The Flash,” “Black Adam,” and “Shazam 2,” Zaslav expressed his excitement about those three projects. “We think they’re great and we think we can make them even better,” mused the manager.
DC Films fans might be surprised by this news because — aside from Miller’s personal drama — the studio just shelved the movie “Batgirl,” starring Leslie Grace, per Variety, which has already been filmed and is in post-production. Another spin-off film, Supergirl, starring Sasha Calle (who appears as a character in The Flash), was given the green light some time ago, with some suggesting he’s next in line to take the axe to get Rolling Stone.
It’s likely that it all boils down to the bottom line, as is often the case in Hollywood. “The Flash” already cost the studio a whopping $200 million, while “Batgirl” had a comparatively smaller budget of $90 million, according to NPR. Additionally, Deadline reported that the hiring of “Batgirl” could ultimately save Warner Bros. an estimated $20 million as the studio hopes to pay off its multibillion-dollar debt.