The film “The Flash” with Ezra Miller is still relevant, despite the actor’s numerous scandals this year.
“We’ve seen ‘The Flash’, ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam 2’,” said David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on Thursday. “We are very excited about them. We have seen them. We think they’re great and we think we can make them even better.
Miller, who played Barry Allen aka the Flash in 2018’s “Justice League” and Zack Snyder’s cut in 2021, has been at the center of much controversy over alleged abusive behavior. These allegations include the choking of an Icelandic woman in a bar and the harassment of another woman at her home in Berlin. Additionally, the actor has been arrested twice in Hawaii this year, once for disorderly conduct and harassment and another time for second-degree assault.
Zaslav also defended the company’s recent decision to kill off the ‘Batgirl’ movie with Leslie Grace, saying, “We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to release a movie. movie to make a quarter, and we’re not going to release a movie unless we believe it.
Warner Bros. Discovery has removed the superhero film, along with “Scoob: Holiday Haunt,” although both films are in post-production.
“The Flash,” which was delayed multiple times before landing June 23, 2023, shares a writer in Christina Hodson with the now-cancelled “Batgirl.” Additionally, both films were set to feature Michael Keaton’s return as Batman, 30 years after starring in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns.” Ben Affleck is also set to appear as the “Justice League” version of Batman in “The Flash,” with the cast also including Ron Livingston, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, and Sasha Calle. “The Flash” is directed by Andy Muschietti, after several directors such as Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa and the duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein got attached and left due to creative differences.