We are 13 days away from a long-anticipated DC film that has since been seeped in controversy. Prior to its release on June 16, The Flash will hold its LA premiere on June 12. Lead actor Ezra Miller will attend the premiere of The Flash, but it will be a low-profile appearance. According to Variety, Miller will not be giving any interviews but will only pose for photos. Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii last year, once for disorderly conduct and then again for second-degree assault. Miller’s issues only worsened, with accusations of grooming and threatening minors and leading a cult tarnishing the actor’s reputation. Regardless, Miller has been kept on as The Flash and will be present at the upcoming premiere.
Ezra Miller Remains Part of ‘The Flash’ Franchise and Will Attend Premiere
Ezra Miller’s presence at The Flash premiere is likely going to stir up controversy. Many DC fans wanted Miller removed from the movie after the nonbinary actor’s behavior caused so much controversy. These fans don’t want Miller in The Flash at all, let alone at the premiere.
However, Warner Bros. has made it clear many times that it has no intention of removing Miller from the franchise. In fact, the movie’s director Andy Muschietti recently said that he is willing to cast the actor in a sequel. Muschietti said, “I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did. The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it.” Many took issue with Muschietti’s statements, particularly those who feel Grant Gustin has done a fine job playing the character for nine years on The CW series. Granted, Miller and Gustin’s portrayals of Barry Allen/The Flash are very different personalities.
While Ezra Miller’s presence in The Flash and at the premiere will be problematic for some, there’s still some eager anticipation for the movie. This is especially due to seeing Michael Keaton return to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the first time in 31 years.