Disgraced Ezra Miller held SECRET meetings with top WB execs in desperate bid to save $200M Flash movie
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA: It looks like Ezra Miller had to ultimately come out of their cave and meet with their bosses back at WB to protect the $200 million movie, 'The Flash', which is supposed to be the next big project for the entire DCEU. The troubled star of Warner Bros' major upcoming superhero movie has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, some of them being a tad bit intense for their fans to take them seriously anymore.
The 29-year-old actor was recently seen on the studio lot at Burbank in California, along with their agent CAA's Scott Metzger. Miller and Metzger sat with the new Warner Bros. film chairs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, who took over the control at the beginning of July, to talk about the film and the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise actor's next move. 'The Flash' is scheduled to release on June 23, 2023, and the meeting could have been about how to keep the actor on track until then, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Many insiders have claimed that the giant production house is keen on releasing the movie despite the accusation of Miller grooming teenagers and holding people hostage at a ranch. This is something that would have got other stars canceled immediately and people even theorized that Miller is being protected because of their non-binary status.
Sources claimed that De Luca and Abdy were considering scrapping the insanely expensive project if things ever worsened with Miller. While they were not bothered by the headlines, they were concerned about the movie and chose to make a move to protect their dream project. One source told THR, "They care about The Flash. It’s one of their favorite characters to play." This is also the first time they had a word with De Luca and Abdy who took over running the film division at the beginning of July and inherited a DC slate in various stages of postproduction.
Ezra Miller comes out of their den
The details of the meetings were kept under wraps as Warner did not comment, and Miller’s representatives were also unavailable to comment on this. Surprisingly, WB has not meddled with the release date of 'The Flash' while it has pushed 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' out of 2022 and 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' back from March 2023 to Christmas of that year. Another reason why the movie is surely happening is that it received some of the highest scores at test screenings since Christopher Nolan’s 'Dark Knight' trilogy. For that reason, it is considered to be the golden project and WB believes that they have a box office wonder in their hands.
After rumors hinted at the possible cancellation of the highly anticipated movie, Miller came out of their den and apologized. In a statement provided to Variety by a representative of the actor, they said, "Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life."