Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?

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Last week, we reported on Justice League, Flash and Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller allegedly choking a fan outside of Prikið Kaffihús, a pub in Reykjavik, Iceland. Apparently some fans of the actor, who made a name for himself in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, became aggressive which angered the star.

Things turned contentious with one female fan in particular. After Miller began to choke her, the woman lost her balance and fell to the ground. Reykjavik authorities have also said last week that Miller will not face any charges as the woman decided not to press any against the actor. Either way, it’s not a good look for an actor in two high profile Warner Bros projects.

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While Warner Bros has not released a statement about Miller’s incident, we are now hearing that the studio may be quietly ready to move on with both projects.

Without Miller.

According to an unofficial update from Fandom Wire, a source has informed them that while the studio has yet to make a concrete decision regarding Miller, they intend to produce the film about the Scarlet Speedster with or without him in the lead role of Barry Allen.

Ezra Miller’s The Flash movie was on schedule to begin production next month, but its start date will likely be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash will be inspired by the Flashpoint storyline.

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The Flashpoint comic book storyline, which was also an animated film, follows The Flash as he navigates an altered DC Universe populated by Thomas Wayne (Bruce’s dad) as Batman and Wonder Woman and Aquaman at war.

The Flash is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on July 1, 2022.

SOURCE: Fandom Wire