The Flash: Ezra Miller Has Not Earned Public Forgiveness

EZRA MILLER as Barry Allen / The Flash in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE FLASH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics. © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Warner Bros. released the full trailer for The Flash during the Super Bowl even though Ezra Miller has not earned any public forgiveness.

Hollywood likes to think that people have amnesia, that we won’t forget actors in the news for bad reasons. There are those of us that are not looking forward to this film solely because of Miller. It is the honest truth. Where is Grant Gustin when we need him? Even his Flash is ending long past the expiration date.

I’m sorry but not even the return of Michael Keaton is enough to excite me about this film. Reminder, Warner Bros. cancelled Batgirl and went full-speed ahead on this film even though its lead has substantial legal issues. Racism and transphobia almost certainly played a role in Batgirl receiving low test scores. Batgirl‘s test scores were no lower than other DC films that went on to be released.

If this were any other film with any other lead, I would probably embed the trailer. However, watching the trailer isn’t enough to get me excited for the film. Ezra Miller needs to do a lot of work before I’m to ever get excited for one of their films in the near future. Look at how many years it took for Robert Downey Jr. and Winona Ryder to make their comebacks after drug addictions and shoplifting, respectively. Miller’s career seemingly gets to continue just like that. Miller’s crimes would get anyone else fired in another job setting. Again, why is it that we do not get to see Batgirl while Warner Bros. is going ahead with releasing The Flash? It is not fair.

There are other films coming out this year to get excited about. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is at the top of my list. Hell, I would watch Steve Martin and Ben Stiller do a film together after their Pepsi Zero Sugar commercial.

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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.