Ezra Miller’s continued involvement in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and DC Extended Universe of films is looking very unlikely.
The person life of actor Ezra Miller has been increasingly well documented over the past year or two, and at the end of March he was arrested in Hawaii for what was described as ‘disorderly conduct and harassment’. This looks to be a moment too far for Warner Bros, who currently has the actor as a key part both of the Fantastic Beasts ensemble, and as The Flash on its big screen universe of superhero films. In particular, the upcoming standalone The Flash movie, that’s now wrapped filming.
An extensive article at Rolling Stone – that you can read here – has now revealed that Warner Bros is looking to “hit pause” on future projects that involve Ezra Miller, or at least on his involvement in them. This comes at a point when Warner Bros is in the midst of a $43bn merger with Discovery, and isn’t minded to take that many big decisions until that’s complete.
The article goes into detail of allegations of Miller’s behaviour on the set of The Flash and also one or two other incidents as well.
The immediate question is what this means for The Flash movie, and whether the studio will be minded to reshoot or retool that in any way. It recently moved the release date of the film back to the summer of 2023, so it has some time on its side. But at the very least, it’s hard to see Ezra Miller being at the heart of the publicity campaign for the film. The film in which he’s playing the title role.
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