The Flash ‘to go ahead with Ezra Miller’ despite recent controversies

Ezra Miller will still star in The Flash, which is due for release next year (Picture: Berzane Nasser/ABACA/REX/Shutterstock)

The Flash is set to go ahead with Ezra Miller despite the recent controversies surrounding the actor.

Miller, 29, who played The Flash, aka Barry Allen, in 2018’s Justice League and the 2021 Zack Snyder cut, will remain in the role for the latest movie, which was filmed in 2021.

The future of the movie had remained unknown until this week, when Warner Bros. confirmed it is still on track to be released next June with Miller in the role. 

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said at the firm’s second quarter earnings call this week: ‘We have seen The Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2.

‘We are very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.’

It comes after the upcoming Batgirl movie was axed, despite costing the studio $90million (£74million) to make. 

Miller has faced several controversies in recent months (Picture: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Zaslav explained: ‘We’re not going to launch a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter, and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it.’

Miller has made headlines for a series of controversies in recent months, with prosecutors recently dropping a trespassing investigation against them in Germany.

The Flash has been confirmed to go ahead despite Batgirl being axed (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

They were alleged to have refused to leave the home of a woman named only as Zara in Berlin after she invited them there one evening in February. 

The woman alleged that Miller became verbally abusive and only left after she called the police, with Variety.com reporting that she filed a criminal complaint against Miller but dropped the case when they left Germany.

The actor was also accused of grooming a teenage runaway called Tokata Iron Eyes, who’s parents have filed a restraining order against Miller. 

The Flash will be released on June 23, 2023. 

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