You think the fan backlash towards Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios is bad now? How fierce would it be if Henry Cavill’s Superman, Dwayne Johnson’s Superman, multiple actors as Batman, and possibly Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman were all dismissed…and yet Ezra Miller remains as The Flash? Well, that’s a distinct possiblity based on reporting in a recent Variety piece.
According to the report, Miller’s been staying out of trouble since getting mental health treatment last summer, and that has studio execs open to the idea of keeping them around in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DCU.
Miller’s problems are well-documented and potentially very serious. They’ve been accused of grooming, of kidnapping, of starting a cult, of physical abuse against a woman, and there’s also a charge of felony burglary. In most cases, a studio would’ve written off an actor with this many issues, but Miller is attached to an expensive but possibly lucrative superhero franchise. The hope has always been that they can be rehabilitated rather than fired. Miller has said and done the right things, meeting with WB officials and dedicating himself to fixing the situation.
All of that said, this is still a pretty ugly look for WB. Nothing is set in stone. As we’ve seen in recent weeks, the ground is shifting rapidly at DC Studios and what’s true now might not be tomorrow. I would say Miller’s time as Flash are still numbered, but who truly knows? A lot will depend on how The Flash does when it opens on June 16th.