WB Refutes Report of High-Level Meeting to Pause Ezra Miller's DCEU Future
Reports about Warner Bros. holding an emergency meeting regarding The Flash star Ezra Miller's DC Extended Universe future appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
A source at Warner Bros. told IGN that the meeting in question never actually took place, while also debunking the claims about Miller's DCEU future being in jeopardy at this time.
In late March, Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar in Hawaii that saw them rip the microphone from the hand of a woman singing karaoke and lunge at a man playing darts. Soon after, the Flash star was hit with a restraining order after a couple claimed they threatened to kill them before stealing a wallet, social security card, passport and more.
It was recently reported that, in light of these recent events, Warner Bros. held an emergency meeting to discuss Miller's future with the studio, as they not only play Barry Allen/The Flash but Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The same report suggested Miller had frequent meltdowns on the set of The Flash, which wrapped production in October 2021 after a lengthy shoot.
The incidents in Hawaii weren't the only examples of concerning behavior by Miller. In April 2020, just before filming on The Flash began, the actor was spotted grabbing a female fan by the throat outside of a bar in Iceland. More recently, Miller released a video encouraging members of the Ku Klux Klan to kill themselves before threatening to do it for them.
The Flash's road to theaters has been bumpy, at best. Phil Lord and Chris Miller signed on to write the story treatment in 2015, while Seth Grahame-Smith was tapped to write and direct. The latter departed in 2016 and was replaced by Rick Famuyiwa, who similarly left the project the following year due to creative differences. Warner Bros. then commissioned a script rewrite by Joby Harold and in 2018, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were announced as the new directors. After yet another shakeup, Andy Muschietti was named the new director in August 2020, and production began in April 2021. Even with Muschietti on board, however, The Flash faced some setbacks, the most recent of which took place in July when filming paused due to an accident while filming a stunt with a Batcycle. The Flash races into theaters June 23, 2023.