Ezra Miller’s The Flash Is Being Called As Good As The Dark Knight
That's some big words.
Despite another news breaking run-in with the law, it sounds as though Warner Bros. will still be moving forward with Ezra Miller’s The Flash. Contrary to what many were expecting, the Warner Bros. Discovery production has been testing incredibly well with audiences. In a piece released by The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that the film is currently hitting a grand slam with audiences and reaching scores that haven’t been reported during test screenings since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films.
Long before Ezra Miller stepped into the shoes of Barry Allen aka The Flash, director Christopher Nolan took the world by storm with his big screen take on another DC based superhero. Just for a refresher, the Nolan helmed Dark Knight trilogy first launched in 2005 with the Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy and Gary Oldman led Batman Begins. A hit among audiences and critics alike, the film sits on Rotten Tomatoes with an 84% critics rating and a 94% audience rating. And then there was the blockbuster hit that was 2008’s The Dark Knight. Not only was Bale back as the caped crusader, but the feature saw Heath Ledger in his penultimate feature role as the Joker – a part that would earn the late actor a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Audiences and critics on Rotten Tomatoes agreed with one another for that hit, giving it a 94% certified fresh.
Finally, Nolan’s Batman vision wrapped with 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Sitting with an 87% critics and 90% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Bale and Tom Hardy led flick solidified Nolan’s work as one of the most successful DC based productions of all time. But, now there’s the possibility that a film the studio was hesitant to release due to the drama surrounding its star could dethrone the long running DC champion. If nothing else, it should put some hope into the heart’s of DC fans who have been worried as to how Ezra Miller would hold down his solo superhero feature in The Flash.
To put it delicately, things have been bumpy for Ezra Miller over the last several months – and even years. From allegations of harassment, assault, and multiple run-ins with the police, the performer has had their name all over the headlines and for all the wrong reasons. Most recently they were charged with a felony burglary in Vermont. The latest tangle with the cops led to Ezra Miller releasing a statement – possibly recognizing the seriousness of the situation and how it may affect the debut of their The Flash.
In their statement, which was released to Variety, the actor said they were facing a time of “intense crisis,” primarily with “complex mental health issues.” Beginning to hold themselves accountable, the actor said that they had already started undergoing treatment. They also issued an apology in which they extended to “everyone” affected and “upset” by their “past behavior.” Rounding it out, the We Need to Talk About Kevin star said that they were “committed” to receiving as much help as needed to insure their life would be moving in a positive direction. Whether this was little more than lip service from Ezra Miller to make sure The Flash was still a go or if they truly plan on changing remains to be seen. We’re wishing them all the best on their healing journey.