Although Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam have all been confirmed by new DC Studios co-head James Gunn as out of the picture regarding the DC Universe reboot, fans might be wondering if another well-known DC character will see a new actor take up the role under the restructuring; that is, will Ezra Miller be replaced as Flash under James Gunn and Peter Safran’s tenure?
According to recent reports, surprisingly, Miller might still be in good graces with WB execs despite a laundry list of increasingly aberrant and illicit behavior exhibited by the thirty-year-old actor over the past few years which put the status of his role as the Flash in serious jeopardy.
Sources at Variety have reported, “Given that Miller has stayed out of trouble since beginning mental health treatment in the summer, some executives are amenable to continuing with the actor as the world-saving speedster after The Flash bows on June 16.”
The news that Ezra Miller hasn’t been outright excluded from continuing as Flash in future DC films is a surprise considering some of Miller’s offenses, including kissing a Comic Con without his consent in 2017, choking and throwing a woman to the ground at a bar in Iceland in 2020, being arrested for disorderly conduct in a Hawaii bar and being served a protection order from a couple that reported Miller for threatening them as well as stealing money and credit cards from them, throwing a chair at woman at a private party in Hawaii and opening a wound on her forehead and being accused by parents of physically abusing, verbally abusing and grooming their daughter for six years.
Will Ezra Miller be replaced as Flash? As of this writing, Warner Bros. Discovery has no plans to cancel The Flash, which will release in theaters on June 16th. Perhaps they’re waiting to see the box office reception to the problematic actor before they’re ready to determinatively part ways with Miller.
Do you think Ezra Miller should be replaced as Flash given all the legal issues in which he’s been embroiled for the past few years? Or should he be given another chance as the super speedster if he has indeed been active in mental health treatment and displayed some sort of penitence as a result? Let us know in the comments.