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The Flash: Warner Bros. Weighing Options on How to Proceed With Ezra Miller

The Flash is set to be one of the biggest comic book releases in Warner Bros. Discovery’s upcoming catalog, but the recent drama surrounding star actor Ezra Miller has left the company unsure of how to proceed.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter in a recent story, the ongoing issues surrounding Miller — including their most recent charge with a felony burglary on Monday — have left Warner Bros. Discovery unsure of how to proceed with the planned The Flash film. The report mentions that as of right now, the studio is weighing three options for how to treat the film as the issues grow.

First, the report mentions that Warner Bros. Discovery has received indications that Miller will be seeking professional help after returning to their family’s farm in Vermont. Should that happen, Miller would then likely give an interview at some point in order to try and explain their recent erratic behavior, in which case they would then likely do limited press for The Flash, with the film opening in cinemas around the world as planned.

The second scenario, according to the report, would see WB still release the film should Miller not seek help, but would essentially exclude Miller from any and all marketing and publicity for the film. This would also mark the end of Miller’s time as The Flash, as the report mentions Warner Bros. would be recasting them in any and all future projects.

Finally, the last and most severe scenario would see WB outright canceling the film should more issues with Miller arise. This is likely to be seen as the most drastic outcome, but due to Miller’s involvement with the film — the report mentions that they are “in almost every scene” of the movie — and how impossible it would be to reshoot it, the company would have no choice. However, due to the large budget of the film and how well the film is reportedly testing amongst audiences, it’s likely that is the very last thing that the studio wants.

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Trouble has followed Miller for some time now, as the 29-year-old actor was just recently charged with felony burglary after allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from a home in Vermont. Earlier this year, Miller was arrested in April and booked on suspicion of second-degree assault, and a month prior to that in March, Miller was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment following an incident in Hawaii as well.

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