“I’m Sorry” Ezra Miller Tries Excusing Crime Spree on Mental Issues


 

Ezra Miller, who plays The Flash, has just issued a public apology for his recent criminal acts and bizarre behavior. Variety reports that the actor, 29, says he has “complex mental health issues” following the recent string of criminal matters he’s been involved with, including charges of abuse, child grooming, evading police, and random acts of violence.

 

“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said. “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

 

Miller, who is set to play The Flash in his first stand-alone film, has been charged with serious wrongdoings of late including choking a woman, theft, throwing a chair at a woman, and grooming children. Additionally, Miller has been involved in criminal acts not only in Vermont but also in North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.

 

 

When the actor quickly erased his Instagram account and appeared to go on the run, the incident garnered national attention. So far Warner Bros. Discovery has remained silent, but as worries about Miller’s behavior have grown, a recent report claims that the production company is preparing for a variety of possible outcomes with regard to The Flash. This decision by the studio is most likely what led to Miller’s sudden public apology, no doubt under pressure from his representing talent agency. 

 

A Warner Bros. insider described the first path forward, in which the studio releases The Flash as scheduled but with very little publicity, keeping Miller out of the hot lights of the curious press. Under this circumstance, the only need is that Miller receives professional assistance after going back to living in his family’s home. Miller most likely prepared and released this apology as brand management, and in order to fulfill an agreement that he made and where he will eventually have to conduct interviews to explain his recent behavior.

 

 

The Flash film, which is based on the Flashpoint story arc from the comics, was originally anticipated to “restart everything” in the DC Extended Universe, and reportedly featured a lot of DC characters, including a new Supergirl to replace Superman, Batgirl, Michael Keaton’s 1989 version of Batman, Christopher Reeve as Superman, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, and several other intriguing ‘multiverse’ elements, while the story revolved around Barry manipulating time to save his mother’s life while also learning the truth behind her murder.

 

It’s interesting to note that Miller actually returned for Flash reshoots this summer in the shadow of his multiple arrests and criminal citations. The Hollywood Reporter reported that “Miller participated in scheduled reshoots over the summer, before his third arrest of 2022 and was charged with burglary in Vermont, raising questions about Warner Bros.’s attitude towards Miller’s behavior.

 

But after Batgirl was canceled, there were concerns about the direction this story would push the DCEU, and it was expected to end the Zack Snyder version the Justice League. However, it’s been suggested that David Zaslav, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, is cleaning house and has hopes to salvage the Snyderverse. Miller’s brand-rehabilitation apology seems to indicate that Warner Bros. still plans to release the movie despite the actions of its star, but how the story will evolve under new management remains to be seen.


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Karina Smitt

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