Ezra Miller could be getting replaced as The Flash and here's how.
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Ezra Miller is a fantastic Flash. They don’t exactly echo the Barry Allen from the comics, but they do blaze a new trail for the Scarlet Speedster with plenty of infectious energy and whip-smart humor. Last year, though, the actor came under fire for a video that appeared to show him choking a fan after an altercation. And now, if a new rumor is to be believed, we may not be seeing Miller as the Flash for much longer.
Gossip writer Daniel Richtman brings word that DC and Warner Bros. are planning to introduce more Flashes to prepare for Ezra Miller’s possible exit. These other Flashes will reportedly function as part of a larger contingency plan, one that only Miller’s firing from the role can set into motion. This is just a rumor at this point, but Richtman has been spot-on with his scoops before. So it may be worth exploring, even if it’s just a bit.
It definitely seems to be Ezra Miller in the video. The person looks and sounds exactly like them, so it’s not likely to be anyone else. You can check it out below, but it may be triggering for some so please use your discretion.
According to Richtman, Ezra Miller plans on publicly addressing the incident soon. It is unusual that fans were so quiet about the whole thing, especially considering how quick they normally are to call out awful behavior. This happened early last year, and the fact that news of it didn’t get more traction or receive more attention is perplexing.
Ezra Miller’s character, Barry Allen, is not the only Flash in the DC mythos. Other people who have taken up the Flash mantle include Wally West (hands down the best Flash), Jay Garrick, and Bart Allen, Barry’s grandson. DC and Warner Bros. can definitely introduce any of those characters pretty easily, especially considering its upcoming plans for a multiverse. Wally West would be a smart choice, but any of the aforementioned Flashes would work.
With Andy Muschietti’s The Flash set to hit theaters in November 2022, fans are gearing up for Ezra Miller’s long-awaited solo outing. That production has seen its fair share of troubles, including Michael Keaton’s waffling and the many delays it has faced over the years, so this would just be another setback plaguing the film.
Hopefully, if Warner Bros. does end up letting Ezra Miller go, they will do a good job integrating a new Flash into their continuity. The DC Extended Universe is notorious for poor planning and rushed storytelling, so it is reasonable to be skeptical of this plan. Miller did a great job, but if their involvement in the franchise causes more harm than good, then it may be time to say our goodbyes to their take on the character.
You can catch Ezra Miller in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is now streaming exclusively on HBO Max. There are currently no plans for a sequel, but you can see Ezra Miller next in The Flash when it hits theaters on November 4, 2022.