Update: A source with the studio has rebuked the original report from Rolling Stone, telling IGN that no such emergency meeting took place and dismissing the claims as exaggeration.
After Ezra Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment, a new report says Warner Bros. held an emergency meeting to discuss pausing Miller’s future projects with the company.
According to Rolling Stone, Warner Bros. and DC executives held an emergency meeting on March 30 to discuss Miller’s future with the studio. While a decision doesn’t appear to have been formalized, one source says the consensus is to “hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Cinematic Universe.”
Miller is set to reprise their role as Barry Allen in The Flash, which is set to be released on June 23, 2023. This film will co-star fellow Snyder-verse alumn Ben Affleck as Batman, as well as Michael Keaton, who will return as his version of Batman, and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.
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The Flash was stuck in development hell for years and went through multiple directors before tapping It director Andy Muschietti to helm the feature. Filming was completed on October 18 and The Flash was originally set to premiere in November 2022 before being delayed to June 23, 2023.
According to reports, Miller became agitated while at a karaoke bar and grabbed the microphone from a woman singing, and reportedly lunged at another man playing darts. The couple later filed a restraining order against Miller.
Miller has starred in both blockbuster movies and indie dramas, but the recent arrest was not their first outburst. In 2020 a video showing Miller apparently choking a woman at an Iceland bar began circulating online, though no arrests were made.
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Miller’s future at WB, especially as part of the DC Cinematic Universe is being discussed during a strange time for the company.
The Flash has drummed up a lot of excitement with its cast. However, the DCEU is in a strange place as WB appears to be releasing connected films like The Flash and Aquaman 2 alongside standalone films like The Batman.
As of now, The Flash is still on track for its 2023 release date and there’s no news yet of a potential sequel. IGN has reached out to WB and Miller's representatives for comment.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.