The 29-year-old actor, Ezra Miller, the star of Warner Bros’ superhero movie, The Flash, is being a treatment for mental health issues after facing a series of controversies. The actor, though playing the role of an essential character in DC Comics, has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont. He was also charged with disorderly conduct resulting in the actor being arrested twice earlier this year.
The actor is neck deep in controversies with one involving him strangling a woman in an Icelandic bar which luckily did not lead to an arrest of the actor. These allegations have raised doubts about Miller’s career in Hollywood as well as his prospects for The Flash.
Miller, a non-binary, stated to AFP on Tuesday, “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.” The actor continued, “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.”
The filming for the movie cost a reported budget of $200 million. Warner Bros have informed fans that they would continue with releasing The Flash as scheduled next summer.
In the “DC Extended Universe” owned by Warner, The Flash is the first solo film of the character. The films of the DC Universe are fierce rivals to the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Miller was lucky in his initial career in Hollywood by acquiring lead roles in dramas including Afterschool, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
In 2016, the actor was cast as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as Suicide Squad in the same year. Miller continued to play the character in 2017’s Justice League.
David Zaslav, CEO of the Warner company, has affirmed The Flash will be released as scheduled along with two other upcoming superhero movies. He said, “we have seen The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam 2. We are very excited about them.”
With Zaslav’s comment, many DC fans were disappointed as earlier an announcement was made for dropping “Batgirl”, another superhero movie with a $90 million budget starring singer-songwriter Leslie Grace.