Ezra Miller: 'From Justice League premiere to troubling criminal headlines'
Once a shining star, Ezra Miller's numerous allegations have left fans and Warner Bros. in a quandary. A retrospective dive into Miller's turbulent history since 2017.
From the glitzy red carpets of Hollywood premieres to unsettling brushes with the law, the trajectory of actor Ezra Miller's career has been anything but predictable.
From Stardom to Stamford: Miller's Notorious Journey
In 2017, Miller, as reported by CNBC, made headlines with his grand entry at the premiere of 'Justice League.' Fast forward to 2022, the actor, widely known for his role as Barry Allen or 'The Flash,' found himself mired in controversy. With charges of felony burglary linked to a missing alcohol episode in Stamford, Vermont, Miller's rising star faced potential eclipse. "Surveillance video indicated Miller's involvement," revealed a report from the Vermont State Police.
But the Stamford incident was merely a chapter in a growing list of disturbing behaviors. Circa 2020 and beyond, Miller had a series of unsavory incidents. In 2022, they faced charges of "disorderly conduct and harassment," culminating in an alarming altercation involving a thrown chair and a subsequent injury to a woman.
A Web of Allegations & Warner Bros.' Dilemma
Allegations didn’t stop there. Unsettling rumors hinted at Miller's ranch in Stamford serving as an unlicensed cannabis farm, complete with firearms. Add to that, claims of housing a 25-year-old mother with her young children. All these murmurs, as per a Rolling Stone report.
With Warner Bros. gearing up for the release of the $100 million 'The Flash' film, the controversies surrounding its lead star posed a significant dilemma. Warner Bros. Discovery's CEO, Zaslav, had recently lauded their lineup of DC films, notably mentioning "'Flash'" in high regard. But with Miller's track record, the company's silence on Miller's prior assault arrests spoke volumes. However, as whispers within the studio suggested, emergency meetings had been convened to deliberate on the actor's future.
Even as Warner Bros. championed "The Flash" during the CinemaCon presentation, the overarching question lingered - would they proceed with the slated release?
Public Outcry & Warner's Conundrum
Warner Bros. faced additional backlash from fans post the shelving of the DC film 'Batgirl.' A decision seen by many as a dubious one, especially considering the film featured Afro-Latina star, Leslie Grace. However, the company attributed the move to budgetary constraints post the merger with Discovery.
The studio's revamped strategies, courtesy of Zaslav's leadership, further added to the discourse. With a shift away from massive budgets and streaming focus, the fate of big-ticket projects remained a puzzle.
For now, the world watched, waited, and speculated on the future of 'The Flash' and the turbulent whirlwind that surrounded its star, Ezra Miller.
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