Warner Bros. may pull ‘The Flash’ amid Ezra Miller problems

“The Flash” may be left within the mud by studio executives.

Warner Bros. is contemplating pulling the plug on its upcoming superhero flick as its star, Ezra Miller, continues to be in the news for a sample of disturbing habits that features felony costs, a report from The Hollywood Reporter mentioned.

The film studio’s dad or mum company, Warner Bros. Discovery, has already shockingly scrapped “Batgirl” regardless of the movie being accomplished.

The big-budget “The Flash” — estimated to have value $200 million to make — is about to hit theaters on June 23, 2023, however Miller has been producing troubling headlines for the previous year.

Miller, 29, was charged with felony housebreaking on Monday over lacking bottles of alcohol from an area house in Stamford, Vt. A surveillance video led police to Miller, officers mentioned.

Two days later, baby companies in Vermont mentioned they have been attempting to locate a mother and three children who’ve allegedly been residing at Miller’s “drug-and-gun-filled Vermont farmhouse,” based on Rolling Stone.

The “Perks of Being a Wallflower” actor was additionally arrested in Hawaii in March for disorderly conduct and in April for second-degree assault. Miller was accused of being the topic of 10 calls to 911 in lower than a month whereas residing within the Aloha State.

Ezra Miller's mugshot before he was arrested in Hawaii.
Ezra Miller’s mugshot when he was arrested in Hawaii earlier this year.

Miller was additionally concerned in a weird incident earlier this year through which the star, who goes by they/them pronouns, allegedly groomed younger ladies in a cult-like state of affairs, The Post beforehand reported.

All the unhealthy publicity now has Warner Bros. getting ready for 3 doable eventualities for the “The Flash” as stress mounts for motion, THR reported.

The first situation requires the actor to hunt assist after which do restricted press for “The Flash,” together with an interview explaining the erratic habits, the report mentioned. The film would open in theaters as deliberate.

Even if Miller doesn’t get assist, the publication mentioned a second situation may see the actor remaining on the sidelines in the case of publicizing the movie. Moving ahead, Miller’s position could be recast.

The third situation, if issues worsen when it comes to extra allegations and costs, would contain the drastic measure of scrapping the film — one thing that was as soon as remarkable for a big-budget launch however may be believable after “Batgirl” received killed off.

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Warner Bros. may pull “The Flash” as its star Ezra Miller faces mounting allegations and costs.
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Ezra Miller and Sasha Calle in The Flash
Warner Bros. is reportedly mulling a handful of choices, together with pulling “The Flash” as its star, Miller, retains making headlines.
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Warner Bros. didn’t return a request for remark.

Reps for Miller declined to remark when contacted by The Post.

At least one project has already distanced itself from Miller, THR mentioned.

Earlier this week, the Salvador Dali Biopic “Daliland” excluded Miller from its press launch in an announcement about its debut on the Toronto Film Festival. The actor performs a younger model of the artist within the movie, which additionally stars Ben Kingsley as an older model.

The firestorm surrounding Miller comes as Warner Bros. Discovery is banking on “The Flash” to usher in a windfall and usher in a brand new period for its DC Comics, mimicking the bonanza reaped by the rival Marvel universe.

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Miller was charged with felony housebreaking earlier this week in Stamford, Vt.
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During the company’s earnings name final week, WBD CEO David Zaslav revealed his technique for its superhero motion pictures whereas praising Miller’s flick.

“We have some great DC films coming up: ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Shazam!’ and ‘Flash,’” the CEO mentioned. “And we’re working on all of those. We’re very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they’re terrific.”

The CEO, who’s within the means of slashing prices and maximizing income has taken an axe to the company’s expensive movie initiatives.

“We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it,” he added, referring to “Batgirl.”

Zaslav determined to cut the finished “Batgirl,” starring “In the Heights” star Leslie Grace, to the outrage of many followers.

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