‘The Flash’: Ezra Miller meets with Warner Bros. to apologize and try to save the movie

After months and months of controversy, increasingly murky and surreal, Ezra Miller’s situation reaches a turning point. The actor recently apologized for his actions and claimed to have sought help to heal hers “complex mental problems”. Meanwhile, Warner Bros., which is currently experiencing one of its most tumultuous moments as a company, were considering what to do with “The Flash,” the accursed solo film of the superhero starring Miller in the DC Extended Universe. Because of this They considered several options, including canceling the premiere, currently scheduled for June 23, 2023, or interviewing Miller himself to resolve the situation..

Finally, Miller and Warner decided to work together to get the film off the ground. As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reveals, The actor met his agent, Scott Metzger, with Warner film division directors Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy this week.to personally apologize for all the negative attention it brought to the project and studio, and to discuss how to save the film and get it to its scheduled release date.

Ezra Miller as the Flash

Details of the meeting have not been disclosed, but it is known that it is the first time Miller has spoken directly with De Luca and Abdy since they both assumed the current executive position in early July. According to THR sources, Miller was truly sorry for the trouble caused and reaffirmed his commitment to “The Flash” during the meeting. The film, which cost around $ 200 million (and the figure is likely to continue to rise), is directed by Andy Muschietti and has been recording additional scenes with Miller himself until this summer.

In the last two years, Miller has been embroiled in numerous controversies, resulting in a situation that has become increasingly untenable for the studio., for which he worked not only in the DC universe as Barry Allen, but also in another major franchise, ‘Fantastic Animals’, where he plays Credence Barebone. The alarm bells were first rung in 2020 with a leaked video showing Miller apparently assaulting a fan. The troubled actor was later arrested in Hawaii for assault and disorderly conduct, accused of manipulating a minor and keeping a woman and her children on a farm full of guns and marijuana, while people close to him recently reported that the he had lost touch with reality, was armed and believed that the Ku Klux Klan and the FBI were looking for him.

After all this, it seems that Warner is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, although it remains to be seen whether audiences will be able to forgive Miller, as the damage has already been done and his controversies have deeply affected the film and him. study. However, as also reported by THR, “The Flash” received DC’s highest rating from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogyso it makes sense that Warner didn’t want to throw in the towel and will do everything possible to save such an investment and bring it to fruition after all that has happened.

The CC changes

Following the recent merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery and new CEO David Zaslav, the company is currently undergoing a major internal restructuring, in which the studio has ensured that its priority will be large theatrical releases. Very infamous was the cancellation of “Batgirl” almost completed (“funeral screenings” were held in the studio this week, curiously the same day that Miller met the Warner executives there), to which is added yet another delay in ‘out the dates of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (influenced by the controversial case of Amber Heard against Johnny Depp) and “Shazam! The fury of the gods’.

Currently, uncertainty surrounds the DC Extended Universe again, but Warner is already taking the first steps to implement his new Marvel-inspired ten-year plan, for which he would have already chosen his own Kevin Feige.. On the other hand, the studio strengthened its relationship with Matt Reeves, to whom it entrusted the Batman universe in film and television, and announced with great fanfare the sequel to ‘Joker’ with the return of Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga’s signature as Harley Quinn.

Source: E Cartelera

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