Actor Ezra Miller might be facing some serious consequences, much like Will Smith in the wake of their public shenanigans.
Earlier this week Rolling Stone reported that an “emergency meeting” was held within Warner Bros to determine their fate moving forward, citing not only the public perception of the actor after their legal problems but also “frequent meltdowns” that reportedly occurred during the production of The Flash.
The report revealed that the studio had decided to “hit pause on any future projects involving Miller.”
However, when IGN attempted to confirm the Rolling Stone article with their own source within WB, that source called the report into question. According to IGN, their source “rebuked” the original story from Rolling Stone and said “no such emergency meeting took place” and that its claims are an exaggeration.
It is possible that the meeting did occur but Warner Brothers wants to keep that meeting private from the press and the public. The author of the Rolling Stone article, Tatiana Siegel, a former writer from The Hollywood Reporter, has been reputable in the past and she has previously broken stories about abusive behavior by producer Scott Rudin and even how WB severed ties with Johnny Depp.
Both Seigel and Rolling Stone are credible, which leads us to believe that WB is attempting to minimize the situation with their denial.
Warner Bros have yet to release any public statements regarding how they intend to handle the situation with Miller, who is part of not only the DCEU but the Harry Potter adjacent Fantastic Beasts movies. Coincidentally, The Flash was recently delayed from a November 2022 release date to June of 2023.
Miller has appeared as The Flash in Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, cameos in The CW’s The Flash and HBO Max’s Peacemaker, and will lead The Flash solo movie next year. Miller also portrays Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore, in the Fantastic Beasts film series.
When fans caught wind of this possible meeting, they rushed to social media to share their thoughts on a possible replacement for Miller. The winning contender appears to be Grant Gustin who plays Barry Allen / The Flash on the CW series The Flash as part of the Arrowverse television franchise:
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What we know:
According to a post by the Hawai’i County Police Department, South Hilo officers responded to a report of a disorderly bar patron on Sunday evening at 11:30 p.m. Police determined that the agitator had become unruly while other patrons sang karaoke and had begun “yelling obscenities.”
Miller then “grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts.”
Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. Bail was set at $500, which Miller easily provided, with law enforcement subsequently releasing them from custody.
This isn’t the first time Miller has received public scrutiny for their violent behavior. In 2020 videos surfaced of Miller choking a fan, dragging her to the ground by the throat and asking her if she “wants a fight.” Variety confirmed the incident took place on April 1, 2020 at Prikið Kaffihús, a trendy bar in central Reykjavik that Miller frequents when they are in town.
In June 2011, Miller pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, and paid a $600 fine for carrying cannabis in Pennsylvania where they were filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower. They were initially arrested for drug possession during a “random” traffic stop.
The Flash is still currently scheduled to be released on June 23, 2023. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is currently in theaters.
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