Warner Bros. Reportedly Might Now Scrap Ezra Miller’s ‘Flash’ Movie As Last Resort

How do you clear up an issue like Ezra Miller? Effectively, Warner Bros. is reportedly contemplating three completely different approaches to managing the chaos surrounding the star’s latest actions earlier than “The Flash” is about to reach in theaters subsequent 12 months.

The studio is weighing a number of choices, together with probably scrapping the movie altogether, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, after a string of disturbing incidents involving Miller, who stars because the titular superhero.

The actor grew to become embroiled in additional authorized hassle this week after they have been charged with a felony housebreaking for allegedly stealing alcohol from a Vermont residence, marking the star’s third arrest inside the previous 12 months.

So what’s an embattled studio to do? One choice would require Miller to “seek professional help” and clarify their “erratic behavior over the past few years” in an interview earlier than the movie’s launch. Miller would then conduct a restricted quantity of press, and the blockbuster’s rollout would proceed as meant.

Within the second state of affairs, “The Flash” hits theaters as deliberate with out the stipulation that Miller search assist. The actor wouldn’t have a “prominent role in terms of marketing and publicity,” per the report, with the movie marking their last look because the character.

Lastly, executives are contemplating scrapping the film altogether and probably taking an unprecedented $200 million loss on the venture, which additionally stars Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as varied variations of Batman. The report notes that the movie “could not be reshot with a different actor,” as Miller seems in nearly each scene, along with taking part in a number of characters.

Shortly earlier than Miller’s newest arrest made the information, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav stated that the studio stays “excited” about “The Flash,” which he confirmed continues to be a part of the upcoming slate of superhero movies.

Warner Bros. reportedly was working alongside Miller earlier this summer season previous to the housebreaking cost. The actor participated in extra pictures for the movie, signaling the studio’s confidence within the venture on the time.

The studio’s unwavering help of the venture and Miller has drawn immense criticism in latest weeks, notably after the corporate unceremoniously shelved HBO Max‘s “Batgirl” film amongst a bunch of different upcoming initiatives.

Previous to his most up-to-date arrest, Miller was arrested in Hawaii in March on prices of disorderly conduct after an altercation at a bar. Weeks later, the actor was arrested once more on suspicion of second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a chair that struck a girl within the brow.

Miller has extra not too long ago been on the heart of troubling abuse claims involving minors, in addition to housing a girl and her youngsters of their Vermont property beneath allegedly harmful situations, in accordance with a Rolling Stone report. Police have but to find the household, whose whereabouts are nonetheless unknown.