DC Puts Hold on Ezra Miller’s Future as The Flash After Hawaii Arrest
DC has put Ezra Miller‘s future as The Flash on hold following the star’s recent arrest in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment. Executives from Warner Bros. held an emergency meeting on March 30th to discuss Miller’s future with the franchise as the DC speedster that has made an appearance as Barry Allen/The Flash in multiple DCEU films in starring roles and cameos and even most recently appeared in a short cameo in the HBO Max original series Peacemaker.
The March 28th Hawaii incident allegedly began when Miller became agitated with patrons singing karaoke at a local bar. Miller was accused of taking the microphone away from a 23-year old woman and lunging at a 32-year old man which led to his arrest a day after the incident. A local couple also filed a temporary restraining order against Miller after he allegedly entered their residence and threatened them according to a Rolling Stone report.
The couple also accused Miller of stealing a passport and wallet. Within the restraining order, the couple mentioned that the actor “is famous and wealthy; this makes access to weapons much easier; as well as sending associates to harass the petitioner.”
This recent arrest follows a series of public outbursts that dates back to April 2020 when alleged footage of Miller choking a woman at a bar went viral on social media. The actor’s DC spinoff The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti, had its premiere moved from November 4, 2022, to June 23, 2023, after reports of “frequent meltdowns” from Miller on set. Rolling Stones revealed that a “knowledgeable source” reported that executives at the emergency meeting agreed to put a pause on all future projects involving Miller.
Source: Rolling Stone