Warner Bros. has an Ezra Miller problem, but it doesn’t sound like it will affect The flash.
The studio has been quiet for months as Miller, who stars as Barry Allen (aka the Flash), makes headlines for highly disturbing behavior; but that changed on Thursday. During the company’s Q2 earnings call, David Zaslav, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, next year’s blockbuster.
“We have seen The flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2,” said Zaslav, according to Variety. “We’re really excited about them. We’ve seen them. We love them and we think we can make them even better.”
Zaslav also defended the decision to kill the Leslie Grace lead batgirl in a stunning move, “We’re not going to launch a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter, and we’re not going to release a movie unless we believe in it.”
The news came hours after Miller was the subject of a new report from… The initiate: “Ezra Miller’s Unraveling: Friends Worried as the” Flash actor travels the US in body armor and faces claims of running a cult in Iceland.”
Miller faces more grooming allegations in the lengthy article. During their two-month stay in Reykjavík in 2020, there were rumors that the star, who is non-binary and uses the pronouns “she/she”, was running a cult. A young woman from Iceland, who was 18 at the time, spoke to Insider about her sexual relationship with Miller at the time.
“At one point they looked me in the eye and said, ‘I love you,’ and they’re a really nice, beautiful person,” she said. And the next moment they would “tell me I was fucking disgusting… There was a lot of psychological abuse.”
The woman claimed that Miller worshiped her “perfect” womb by “talking to it, looking at it, hugging her.” The benefits of a wallflower star was reportedly interested in her breeding abilities. She claimed they encouraged her to shut down from her friends and family.
A Miller spokesperson did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s multiple requests for comment.
Miller’s erratic behavior first came to the fore in 2020 when they were filmed choking a young woman in Iceland. In early 2022, the disturbing headlines only escalated. A woman called the German police for harassment. A month later, Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment in Hawaii. Miller was arrested again in Hawaii in April for second-degree assault after allegedly throwing a chair at a woman.
A couple in Hilo had issued a restraining order against Miller, claiming that the actor burst into their bedroom and yelled, “I’ll bury you and your slut wife.” They eventually dropped their petition, but that was the first of several restraining orders to follow.
In June, parents of an 18-year-old activist, Tokata Iron Eye, issued a protective order against Miller accusing them of physically and emotionally abusing their daughter. Tokata’s mother claimed the star had brainwashed and cared for her child from the age of 12. Tokata is somewhere with Miller and has denied her parents’ claims in several media conversations.
A mother and her 12-year-old child in Massachusetts were also given a protective warrant against Miller. The actor is said to be “uncomfortably hugging” the young child and “touching their hips”. They allegedly yelled at the mother and asked if she would drink their blood.
rolling stone reported that Miller housed a mother and her three young children, ages one to five, on their Vermont ranch, where weeds and guns are ubiquitous. The 1-year-old is said to have found a loose bullet and put it in her mouth.
The flash is scheduled for release in June 2023.
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