Ezra Miller, who stars as Barry Allen from the DCEU’s ‘The Flash’ has been dropped by Warner Bros. over reports of erratic behaviour and growing legal troubles. The Flash is set to hit the theatres in 2023.
In a recent unsavoury incident, a mother and a 12-year-old child got a temporary harassment order against Ezra Miller for misbehaving with the child and her family. Newly appointed CEO of Warner Bros, David Zasla is in a conundrum as this decision works against his plan of expanding the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) to levels that Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has reached.
It is not known what Zasla plans to do with the finished Flash film. Announced in 2014, The Flash took some time to get a go-ahead and then faced numerous delays. The Flash is Miller’s first solo movie as the superhero who has earlier appeared in other DCEU flicks.
Miller has been accused of grooming a minor from the age of 12. The girl’s parents filed court documents in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court and claimed that Miller has been “physically and emotionally abusing” as well as “psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating”. They accused him of endangering the “safety and welfare” of their girl. The girl in question is now 18.
According to reports, Miller is on the run with the 18-year-old. He has mysteriously erased his Instagram account after sharing a few memes mocking allegations against him. The actor has been arrested twice within the past three months.
Earlier, the actor was arrested for alleged harassment and disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar and for an alleged assault at a private event.
Warner Bros has not yet issued a statement relating to Miller’s accusations and the recent controversies surrounding them.