The Flash may be recast after the release of the upcoming DCEU movie, according to a new rumor.
George MacKay is allegedly at the top of Warner Bros. Discovery’s list of actors who could take the role over from Ezra Miller, according to Grace Randolph. McKay is most well known for their performance in 1917.
KC Walsh of Geeks Worldwide offered further insight on the matter via Twitter.
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“The Flash rumor going around is kinda true but not final, still just an idea, they are going to wait and see obviously, 8 months is a long time, Miller has a contract, it’ll depend on the public perception around release, if they can get away with keeping Miller they will,”
Walsh updated the story later on the same day, saying “I’d maybe pump the breaks on that The Flash rumor,” suggesting that Randolph’s original report may be inaccurate.
Ezra Miller first played Barry Allen in Batman V Superman, before reprising the role for Justice League, Suicide Squad, additional scenes in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and Peacemaker. Ezra Miller is a criminal with a long list of horrendous crimes to their name, and as such, the role of The Flash should be recast after the movie releases.
A TIMELINE OF MILLER’S NUMEROUS CRIMES
In April of 2020, Ezra Miller was captured on video choking someone out at a bar in Iceland. According to a representative of Miller’s, this was in response to a group of teens boasting about their martial arts prowess.
In March of 2022, Miller was arrested in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment. Less than a month later, Miller was arrested in Hawaii once again for second-degree assault.
In June of 2022, Ezra Miller’s relationship with Tokata Iron Eyes came to light. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court issued a temporary order of protection from Miller on behalf of the 18-year-old Iron Eyes. Miller had begun a relationship with Iron Eyes when she was only 12 years old. Tokata’s parents claimed that The Flash actor used “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs” to manipulate and abuse their daughter.
In June of 2022, police were allegedly searching for Miller in order to issue the protective order. Miller, technically a fugitive from the law by that point, taunted law enforcement officials with since-deleted social media postings, claiming that the police would never catch the fastest non-binary person alive. Around the same time, Miller was filming reshoots for The Flash, displaying WBD’s preference to protect their bottom line over upholding the law.
Tokata Iron Eyes claimed that Miller caused bruises on her body, and Oliver Ignatius (one of Miller’s former collaborators) claimed to have witnessed Miller verbally abusing Iron Eyes.
Allegedly, Miller has believed themselves to be either the devil, Jesus Christ, or a messiah for indigenous peoples, despite sharing no indigenous ancestry. It has also been reported that Miller believed Tokata to be an “apocalyptic Native American spider goddess.”
On June 16, 2022, a temporary harassment protection order against Miller was placed in Massachusetts. An unidentified woman placed the order in order to protect her twelve-year-old child from Miller, who allegedly displayed inappropriate behavior towards the child. According to the report, Miller once arrived at their house in a bulletproof vest, holding a gun.
In July of 2022, Rolling Stone reported that Miller had been running a large-scale, illegal Marijuana cultivation operation. Allegedly, Miller housed a woman and young child who were seeking asylum from their abusive husband/father. The pair were exposed to extreme amounts of Marijuana smoke, loaded firearms, and all manners of dangerous and illegal activity unfit for anyone, especially a young child.
On August 7, 2022, Miller was charged with yet another crime; this time, it was burglary. Miller broke into the home of someone who is allegedly a former childhood friend of Miller’s in order to steal alcohol. In a court hearing on October 17th, Miller pled not guilty to the charges. The next hearing for the case is scheduled for January 13, 2023.
THE FLASH: WBD WANTS TO PROTECT A REPEAT OFFENDER
KC Walsh explained on Twitter that “…the theft charge is their current concern, if that doesn’t go Ezra’s way then he is definitely done, but I suspect that case will be resolved,”.
Miller’s story is representative of a bigger problem in Hollywood, as explained by actor Issa Rae.
“…The stuff that’s happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood…There’s this person who’s a repeat offender, who’s been behaving atrociously, and as opposed to shutting them down and shutting the production down, there’s an effort to save the movie and them.”
Will Warner Bros. Discovery do the right thing and remove Ezra Miller from the franchise after The Flash comes out?
Only time will tell, but for now it seems like the answer is a resounding “No, not unless we have to”.
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Source: KC Walsh via Twitter