With the continuation of the DC Extended Universe, which unfortunately involves some uncomfortable off-screen controversy, Warner Bros. Discovery faces some significant hurdles. Much of this revolves around The Flash’s starring man, Ezra Miller, who has been in the spotlight for pretty troubling reasons in recent months.
Miller has been in a string of bad luck, from getting jailed twice in Hawaii to supposedly moving across the country with weapons and body armor in fear of being followed. These are just the most recent reports about Miller’s life outside of his work in the DCEU, and it’s raising some major concerns for the release of their own standalone film next year.
Miller has been in complete silence for the majority of this year, however, the 29-year-old actor has now broken their silence. Miller’s agents presented Variety with a statement in which the non-binary actor apologizes for their behavior while opening up about going through “a time of intense crisis.” Miller’s full statement is available below.
“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. 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’s choice to seek professional help is being supported by Warner Bros. Discovery, according to the report. Since Miller’s statement, there has been no indication of what this means for The Flash movie, which is still scheduled to be released on June 23, 2023. Despite all of the legal reports, Miller finished reshoots for The Flash this summer; there were no plans to replace the actor with a new star due to the cost.
According to a recent report, Warner Bros. Discovery was considering three ways for dealing with The Flash star’s position. One of them was to have Miller make a statement and seek professional help, which is what is now taking place. Even if the DCEU product is released next summer, it is unclear whether the studio intends to continue working with Miller as the Flash in future DC films. Miller’s response appears to rule out the possibility of The Flash movie being abandoned entirely, which was one of the alternatives if the claims are genuine. While Miller has issued a public apology, it is unclear whether the allegations against The Flash actor will be pursued.