Ezra Miller Reportedly No Longer Part of DCEU Plan After The Flash

Ezra Miller Reportedly No Longer Part of DCEU Plan After The Flash

A recent report suggests that following the recent headlines around The Flash star Ezra Miller, the star is not part of any future DCEU plans.

Warner Bros. plans for the DCEU moving forward reportedly do not involve The Flash star Ezra Miller. After multiple delays and creative shakeups, The Flash is finally 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.

However, Miller has been at the center of a number of troubling headlines in the past few weeks. 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. News then broke that a Massacuttes family was granted a temporary restraining order against Miller for menacing the family and acting inappropriately toward the nonbinary child. Originally mocking authorities about their whereabouts, Miller has since deleted their Instagram account.


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While Warner Bros. still has over a year until the release of The Flash, they reportedly already have begun discussing the future of the franchise, and it is not looking good for Miller. 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 they have no future in the DCEU.

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Warner Bros. Discovery has been making big changes behind the scenes, with special emphasis being placed on revitalizing the DC brand in hopes of competing with Marvel Studios. This meant canceling projects like the HBO Max film Wonder Twins while also greenlighting Joker 2, which will reportedly be a musical starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. These headlines surrounding Miller are certainly not what Warner Bros. wants audiences talking about when it comes to their big-budget summer tentpole film, and some tough choices regarding the film will need to be made soon.

Warner Bros. originally had no plans to recast Miller in The Flash, yet as more headlines buildup, the future of the entire franchise might be at stake. What Warner Bros. will do with The Flash remains to be seen, but if the studio does recast the role of Barry Allen, they could reshoot the movie’s ending and use the film’s multiverse plot to explain the change in performer. The studio could also always opt for a different Flash other than Barry Allen, like bringing in Wally West or Bart Allen into the DCEU and letting The Flash serve as the closing chapter for Miller’s incarnation of the scarlet speedster while looking forward to a new, hopefully, less controversial future.

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Source: Deadline

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