Ezra Miller’s Flash Replacement Chosen?

A new report claims Ezra Miller may be out as The Flash, replaced by 1917 star George McKay.

By Vic Medina | Published

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and DC may be ready to move on from Ezra Miller and their criminal antics. Beyond the Trailer’s Grace Randolph is reporting that the studio is looking to replace the embattled Flash star with George McKay, best known for his lead role in Sam Mendes’ Oscar-winning epic 1917. “I also hear #WBD wants #GeorgeMcKay to take over as #TheFlash,” Randolph tweeted Thursday morning, leading to wild speculation online as to whether WBD was finally going to cut ties with the actor over their outlandish behavior and legal troubles, which could put them behind bars for decades.

It should be noted that Randolph, though known for breaking several big entertainment stories, has been known to see many of her “scoops” proven false. As no other outlet has confirmed her story, it should be taken with a grain of salt. Regardless, it is an interesting possibility in the Ezra Miller saga, which has seen too many twists to count as his solo film, The Flash, is due to release next year with a notable appearance by Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne.

The news comes as WBD seems to be prepping to make The Flash 2, with a script already written and ready to start development. If indeed McKay has been chosen as a replacement for Ezra Miller, that would explain why the studio is forging ahead on the sequel, eager to get a new actor in place as the “face” of the iconic character. The Flash sequel was reportedly penned by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote both of the Aquaman films, and a safe bet to deliver the next chapter in the series without more controversy.

The controversy surrounding Ezra Miller’s off-screen actions and brushes with the law could fill several episodes of Dateline, and yet, the studio seemed unwilling to sideline the multi-million dollar Flash franchise, that had become a pillar of DC’s cinematic universe. The 30-year-old New Jersey native is currently facing trial for felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny charges, which could land them in prison for up to 26 years. Miller has pled not guilty to the charges, and reportedly apologized directly to studio executives recently in a bid to save their job.

George McKay in 1917 (2019)

Miller (who identifies with they/their pronouns), has also been accused of grooming minors and acting as a sort-of cult leader. They have been caught on video assaulting a fan and was arrested in Hawaii multiple times over physical altercations while intoxicated. Earlier this year, the Hawaii charges resulted in a fine (after a no-contest plead) and the actor apologized for their past actions, saying they are seeking treatment for their mental health issues, according to Variety.

Recently, actress Issa Rae (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) blasted Ezra Miller and Warner Bros. Discovery, saying Miller would have been fired from the Flash role long ago had he not been white.

The 30-year-old George McKay is also known for his roles in Peter Pan in 2003 (his film debut) and Captain Fantastic, although his resume includes a number of roles in British TV and film.