Ezra Miller: Warner Bros. Needs To Cancel The Flash

EZRA MILLER as The Flash, BEN AFFLECK as Batman and GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "JUSTICE LEAGUE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics

Given the never-ending Ezra Miller legal issues, Warner Bros. needs to cancel The Flash, recast, or quietly release the film on HBO Max.

If I’m David Zaslav, I would just take the loss and quietly drop the film on HBO Max. Ezra Miller is now in cancelled territory. My interest in seeing The Flash isn’t there, not unless the film gets recast. Is Grant Gustin available? Anyone else? Is it even possible to recast the character or are we well beyond the time to do so?

While I have an interest in seeing Michael Keaton suit up as Batman, I want nothing to do with any film starring Ezra Miller. Does anyone want anything to do with Miller at this point? The film is a $200 million production for the studio but there’s no way that they’re going to break even. It seems impossible to do at this point. Just going off of what I’m seeing in my own circles in and outside of film, I’m not alone in the matter. The interest in The Flash is close to an all-time low given Ezra Miller’s involvement in the film. You can hype up Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck appearing in the film all you want but Miller’s legal issues only offsets their appearances.

I feel bad for the everyone else involved in the film. A lot of people put hard work into these movies but Miller’s issues are just sinking it. They just bring negative publicity that nobody wants. I sympathize with the cast and crew for signing up to work on a film of this caliber, only to see its star tank it every week.

The Flash logo, Ezra Miller
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics.

Should Warner Bros. want to make any money with the film, they need to go with a recasting. It’s the only way at this point. Miller would not be an option on any press tour. With their legal issues, it would not be a good idea to have him promoting films. One online rumor suggested that Elvis star Austin Butler got into an altercation with the actor but it turns out that it is not true. What is true, however, is a new Variety report details the incidents in Iceland and Germany. I’m sorry but you do not get to tell the descendant of Holocaust survivors that they are a Nazi. This came after Miller said that Nadia, the German woman, was being transphobic. Just because someone doesn’t like how you’re behaving does not mean they are being transphobic. It could just be that Ezra Miller is a serious asshole.

“I asked them if they remember I told them I’m a descendant of Holocaust survivors, so why would they say that to me?” she said. “They answered, screaming at me, ‘Yes, but how many people of my family died?’ Because many people in their family died. I was like, Oh, OK, this is a game of who’s got the most trauma.”

That is antisemitic in and of itself. If this isn’t the last straw for anyone’s interest in The Flash movie after several weeks of Miller being in the news for one bad reason after another, I don’t know what is. Warner Bros. has a decision to make about The Flash but they should just take the loss on the movie by quietly releasing it on HBO Max. The studio still has time given that they delayed the film until next year. Might there be a future delay or quiet streaming release in the future? We’ll see.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.