Ezra Miller Reportedly Not Part of Warner Bros. and DC Comics Future DC Plans After 2023 Movie
Following Ezra Miller’s recent antics, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been in a pickle. While on vacation in Hawaii, the actor was arrested on multiple occasions for alleged harassment and disorderly behavior at a karaoke club, as well as an alleged assault at a private function. Miller is also accused of grooming a young woman, now 18, and threatening violence against her since she was 12 years old. Warner Bros. has yet to say anything about the matter, and according to a recent story from Deadline, the studio is in a lose-lose situation. After The Flash, the actor will no longer be cast in any DC films, according to the report.
“There is no winning in this for Warner Bros,”Deadline wrote. “This is an inherited problem for Zaslav. The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released, and hope for the best to turn out.” In Zaslav’s plan to make DC an explosively successful division like Marvel under his newly structured studio, with its own new boss, the non-binary identifying Miller, we hear is simply not a part of those plans going forward in the future universe regardless if there are more allegations or not.”
Although it’s unknown if the studio will be able to recast Miller this late in the game, Michael Keaton is expected to reprise his role as Batman in The Flash. Keaton hasn’t portrayed the role since 1992’s Batman Returns, and his most recent appearance as Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Morbius is his first in the Marvel universe. The actor previously explained why he agreed to return to Warner Bros. and DC Comics as Batman. Keaton revealed what brought him back to the job in an interview with The Jess Cagle Show.
“When it came around again, I was getting curious about it. I thought, ‘Boy, what would that be like?’ And then, coincidentally, there were murmurs, I got a call from Warner Bros. They wanted to talk to me about something, and there were hints of Batman,” Keaton recently revealed while appearing on the show. “I think it was about some other thing regarding Batman … I got a call later saying, ‘We want you to read something.’ I just thought, ‘Of course you have to do this.'”
For his Batman return in The Flash, Keaton added, “It has to be good. There’s no reason to do it if it’s not good. It’s not gonna really change anything. And I just jumped in and had fun. And why would you not? You know, I mean, director Andy Muschietti is fantastic, and it’s really creative. I don’t know. It’s fun.”