It’s Official: Ezra Miller No Longer in Warner Brothers’ Future Plans


 

David Zaslav, CEO of the newly-merged Warner Bros. Discovery, has plans to turn the DC franchise into a successful content vertical similar to Disney’s success with Marvel. But first he must deal with the Ezra Miller problem.

 

 

According to Deadline, the star of the upcoming The Flash movie is “simply not a part of those plans going forward in the future universe regardless if there are more allegations or not.” Miller was cast as Barry Allen and first appeared in 2016 in a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is slated to reprise his role in his characters 2023 solo film.

 

Breitbart reported this just last week:

 

A Greenfield, Massachusetts, mother and her 12-year-old child reportedly obtained a temporary harassment prevention order against The Flash star Ezra Miller on Wednesday, alleging that the actor had intimidated their family by brandishing a firearm during an argument and acted inappropriately toward the child, who identifies as nonbinary.

The protection order, reviewed by the Daily Beast, was signed by a judge who spoke with the 12-year-old accuser — whose identity remains anonymous — their mother, and a neighbor who witnessed the alleged incident involving Miller, who also identifies as nonbinary.

On February 2, the three were with Miller at the neighbor’s home in Greenfield when tensions started rising. The mother mentioned traveling with her “tribe” of people, which caused Miller to snap and accuse her of cultural appropriation.

After that, a conversation about board games allegedly ran amuck after Miller claimed the board game Parcheesi had Rastafarian roots, and the neighbor — who is half black — asked the actor which sect of the Rastafari movement the game had originated from.

“At this point, Ezra explodes and started screaming directly into my face,” the neighbor said, adding that the Justice League actor said: “You don’t even know what the fuck you’re talking about. What did you say to me? What did you just say to me?!”

The neighbor — who continuously refers to Miller as “they” — went on to say the actor then brandished a firearm.

“I was very caught off-guard,” the neighbor said. “Then they opened up their jacket — they had this, like, big Sherpa jacket — and they opened up one side of their jacket, you could see a gun, and they said, ‘Talking like that could get you into a really serious situation.’”

After that, Miller allegedly told the mother, “I’ve talked extensively with your child,” adding, “you’re going to realize that you don’t have any control over them anymore. They’re an elevated being, and they would be lucky to have someone like me guide them.”

 

The entire story is disturbing. So is this, this, this, and this.

 

 

Miller has made numerous headlines through increasing troublesome behavior over the last year or so. This leaves Zaslav two viable options: cut all promotions for the film and drop it on HBO Max or continue to promote the film, hope it’s a hit and then cut ties with the actor. Hoping the scandals blow over doesn’t seem to be very likely at this point. What other choice do they have?

 

Either way, the studio appears to be done with the actor going forward.


Karina Smitt

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