The Flash is now also at risk of being cancelled by Warner Bros Discovery due to the recent controversies surrounding lead actor Ezra Miller. According to a new report, the studio is contemplating whether to scrap the project altogether, remove Miller from all publicity and marketing, or allow them to do “limited press” for the movie.
Miller was in the middle of several public incidents recently, including felony burglary for allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from a Vermont home. Miller also got into trouble with the law in Hawaii earlier this year when they were charged on suspicion of second-degree assault against a 26-year old female. This followed a previous arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar in Hilo, Hawaii.
The bizarre allegations don’t stop there, as Miller was also accused of leading a supposed sex cult in Iceland. The actor allegedly rented out an Airbnb apartment where they apparently had sexual relations with teenagers living in his “commune” at the time.
As the allegations mount, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for Warner Bros to reshoot The Flash as Miller is supposedly in nearly every scene in the movie, so replacing them is out of the question. A reshoot of that scale would cost the studio a lot more money than its already hefty blockbuster budget.
Additionally, Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role as Batman in the movie alongside the debut of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. Her standalone movie is also reportedly at risk of being shelved at the studio.
Warner Bros Discovery cancelled its planned Batgirl movie after apparently spending nearly $100 million on its production. The entire movie was complete before Warner Bros decided to pull the plug on the big-budget project.
The Flash is expected to hit cinemas on 23 June 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter