Ezra Miller’s legal troubles are piling up and Warner Bros. is starting to feel the heat. The actor has been arrested several times – for harassment and disorderly conduct and hitting a woman with a chair – and their alleged behaviour is causing Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav some grey hairs.
A source told Deadline, “This is an inherited problem for Zaslav. The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released, and hope for the best to turn out.”
Miller also starred in another troubled Warner Bros. franchise, Fantastic Beasts which swapped Johnny Depp for Mads Mikkelsen in its latest instalment, The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Miller is due to star in The Flash, a superhero film directed by IT’s Andy Muschietti. The film is currently slated for a June 23, 2023 release but it’s uncertain whether it will hold that release date. If Miller’s legal troubles continue, Warner Bros. might be looking to bury the film quietly.
The source also told Deadline that it’s unlikely that Miller will continue as The Flash, AKA Barry Allen, in future projects, even if no more allegations surface. The film wrapped shooting in October 2021 and also stars Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as their respective versions of Batman.
Miller, who hasn’t been located, apparently posted cryptic last images on his account before disabling it. An Instagram representative confirmed that the account was “user disabled” last week. While these no longer exist, screenshots have emerged on social media but are unconfirmed.
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Just last week, it was reported that the parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes had filed for a protective order against Miller, accusing them of grooming their child from the age of 12. They stated that “Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata.” Iron Eyes and Miller met in North Dakota when Miller was 23 and Iron Eyes 12.
They also alleged that Miller had flown their then 14-year-old child to London where they were filming the first Fantastic Beasts film and given them LSD, marijuana and alcohol during the time they spent together.
Miller has not commented on the allegations.
While there is no official word on any changes to The Flash’s release or Miller’s involvement in it, Warner Bros. needs to weigh in on the situation soon.